Trail Conditions

logo-circleThe most up to date trail conditions are listed below. We depend on users to be our eyes and ears on the trail – please send any information on trail conditions to

*Note:  The trail is vulnerable to damage during wet and muddy conditions. Riding horses and bikes on water logged and soft trails can create ruts that channel water and lead to excessive erosion. All trail users are urged to avoid using the trail when muddy conditions exist.

Sep 27, 2018Late September Trail Report

Now is the time to get out on our local public lands. Fall colors are perfect, summer dust is a distant memory, and the crowds of July and August are gone.    After a busy season, we recently downloaded usage stats from our trail counters. How did trail use stack up compared to last year? Even… Read more »

Sep 3, 2018Early September Trail Report

With cool, crisp mornings and near-perfect afternoons, the Flathead Valley has welcomed a much needed transition to autumn. Rocky Mountain Maples are starting their annual color show with bright green leaves slowly transitioning from yellow to a vibrant red, and pretty soon, pumpkin-spiced lattes, pancakes, and beer will line local menus. September is my favorite… Read more »

Aug 15, 2018Mid-August Trail Report

The Whitefish Trail has become dry and dusty during the last two weeks, although respite from the heat can still be found at Swift Creek and in Haskill where running water cools sections of mature forest. Get out there early to avoid the hottest part of the day or pick one of the many lakes… Read more »

Jul 18, 2018Mid-July Trail Report

Have you ever been to Little Beaver Lake? It’s the perfect warm-weather destination for hiking, biking, horseback riding, standup paddle boarding, fishing, and of course swimming! With countless stacked loops, there is literally an itinerary for everyone. We recommend starting at the Dollar Lake Trailhead and hiking a 3 mile loop counterclockwise around Dollar Lake,… Read more »

Jun 26, 2018Late June Trail Report

The Whitefish Trail is all about connecting our community to our local open lands. To the west, Lion Mountain connects to the 1,520 acre conservation easement in Beaver Lakes and to the north, Reservoir now connects to 3,022 acres of permanent protection in Haskill Basin. We are so lucky to have local lands in conservation… Read more »