Sprunger-Whitney Nature Trail in the Swan Valley

The Sprunger-Whitney Nature Trail is an interpretive, non-motorized hiking trail built by Friends of the Wild Swan on leased Montana state school trust lands. The loop trail is approximately 2.1 miles and provides nature walks that identify plants, birds and other wildlife as well as the special features of the old-growth, riparian forest.

The trail is named after Elmer Sprunger and Jack Whitney, two long-time residents and conservationists in the Swan Valley.

Best Times to Go

Spring through fall

What You Should Know Before You Go

Should carry water and bear spray


Latitude: 47.830884 Longitude: -113.830975 Elevation: 3204 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Patrick Tabor

Trail Distance

2 mile

Type of Trail Experience


Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Take Hwy. 83 approximately 7.1 miles south of the Swan Lake Trading Post in Swan Lake. Turn right at the Point Pleasant Campground (1/2 mile south of milemarker 64). Follow sign to the trail.


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