The Whitefish Trail is a user supported, community-driven asset providing over 42 miles of natural surface trails and twelve 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.
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Highlights and Best Features of this Trail
The Whitefish 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.
Full Description of this Recreation Trail
Just ten miles from downtown Whitefish, Montana people are discovering the expansive recreational opportunities in Beaver Lakes. Pristine waters and beautiful forests have inspired families for generations to fish, hike and camp in quiet seclusion. With over seven lakes, numerous vistas, and several loops, there is so much to explore on the Whitefish Trail. Three trailheads (Beaver Lake, North Beaver Connector Dollar Lake and Woods Lake) provide several options for long excursions, scenic vistas, or shorter loop hikes throughout this beautiful area.
Type of Trail ExperienceMultiple Trailheads
Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark
Beaver Trailhead is accessible off Hwy 93 North, 7.5 miles from downtown Whitefish. Turn right on Beaver Lake Road, continue 1.6 miles. Access to North Beaver Connection and Woods Lake Trailhead can be accessed beyond Beaver Lakes Trailhead.
From Beaver Lakes Trailhead on your right stay on the dirt road and follow directional signage to Woods Lake, North Beaver Connection, and Dollar Lake Trailheads.