With over 40 miles of trail on the ground and plans for a new trail in Haskill Basin underway, the Whitefish Trail has hit its stride and is celebrating with their annual Whitefish Trail Hootenanny event on Friday, August 26, 2016 in Depot Park in downtown Whitefish from 5:00p.m.– 9:00p.m. All ages are welcome and festival goers are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the event.
The annual music festival and family dance party fundraising event will feature the Jeff Austin Band (JAB), The Hasslers and Moonshine Mountain this year. Kid’s activities will include a bike obstacle course, climbing rock wall, painting station and more. Food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase.
The Whitefish Trail offers over 36 miles of x-country and 5 miles of freeride on natural surface trails accessible by seven trailheads located in a forested, rural environment popular for biking, hiking and equestrian use. The diverse trail system is utilized by outdoor enthusiasts and families including hikers, dog walkers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and runners, of all abilities. The trail’s recreation and conservation projects are made possible through a collaborative effort with Whitefish Legacy Partners, the City of Whitefish, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Montana State Parks - a division of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Flathead County, US Forest Service, Flathead Land Trust, private landowners, many local volunteers and donors. For more information, call 862.3880, or to become a “Whitefish Trail Friend,” visit www.whitefishlegacy.org.