Just minutes from downtown Whitefish, Montana explore the Whitefish Trail in Haskill Basin. Climb 1.5 miles through cedar groves to the Valley Overlook to gain expanding views of Whitefish Lake and the Swan Range. It is the perfect location to watch sunrise or the sunset.
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Trail Vertical Gain or Loss1,600 feet elevation gain to the Big Mountain Trailhead
Highlights and Best Features of this Trail
Access the Whitefish Trail in Haskill from the Reservoir Trailhead just minutes from downtown Whitefish. Learn about the history of the area, local conservation efforts, and the Whitefish lake watershed on the ADA interpretive trail or enjoy a picnic alongside Viking Creek. This trailhead provides parking for 20-25 vehicles and has a ADA compliant vault toilet. The Whitefish Trail leaves the trailhead and quickly climbs through larch, fir, and cedar forests to the Valley Overlook, just 1.5 miles away.
Trail DistanceThis section of Whitefish Trail is 5.5 miles up to the Big Mountain Trailhead
Type of Trail ExperienceMultiple Trailheads
Estimated Time it Takes to Experience this Trail1-3 hours
Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark
Take Wisconsin Ave north from Whitefish and turn right on to Reservoir Road. After ½ mile, the trailhead will be on your left. This trailhead is open for year-round recreation and is complete with ADA interpretive trail and picnic area next to Viking Creek.