Whitefish Trail- Spencer Trail

The Whitefish Trail is a user supported, community-driven asset providing over 25 miles of natural surface trails and seven trailheads located in a forested, rural environment. The diverse trail system is appropriate for outdoor enthusiasts and families including hikers, dog walkers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and runners of all abilities.  

The Trail is comprised of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, beautiful single-track trail and gated logging roads. It is a fabulous portal into prime wildlife habitat, sweeping vistas, and mountainous recreational hubs. The Whitefish Trail is the result of a community collaborative project driven by Whitefish Legacy Partners, a local non-profit.

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Latitude: 48.357475 Longitude: -114.389698 Elevation: 3086 ft

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Full Description of this Recreation Trail

The 2,500 acre Spencer area is filled with over 30 miles of user-built historic trails and gated roads that outdoor enthusiasts have been recreating on for many, many years. Cross-country cyclists, hikers and equestrians enjoy gorgeous views from the ridge tops while free riders enjoy the adrenaline filled technical trails. The City of Whitefish, Flathead Fat Tires and Whitefish Legacy Partners are currently developing planned recreation amenities in the spring of 2015 including improvements to the freeride trail network, an 8 mile single-track Whitefish Trail connector loop circumnavigating the Spencer Mountain area, and trailhead amenities. The Whitefish Trail at Spencer will be a bit different than other sections of the WT as most the route will utilize historic trails rather than the construction of new trails.

Type of Trail Experience

Multiple Trailheads

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Spencer North is accessed by traveling 4.5 miles on Highway 93 North to Twin Bridges Road. Take a right and the trailhead will be on your left. To access South Spencer, continue on Twin Bridges Road south and take a left on KM Ranch Road then left on Rifle Range Road.

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