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Flathead National Forest

Whitefish, MT
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Whitefish
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A scenic hiking area which offers berrypicking.
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Tarzana, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

To many, Northwest Montana means Glacier National Park. And deservedly so. But on my yearly trips to Whitefish to visit family, with kids....and dog....in tow, I looked for other options (Glacier does not allow dogs.). In ten years of trips with four hikes each visit, we barely scratched the surface. The unspoiled beauty of the Flathead National Forest made an... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was a great place to visit and see the woods. Easy access. Great place to see native plants. We enjoyed out time in the big woods.

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Cuba, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a place to go for anyone who needs to get away from the stress's of life. The views, the streams, the trails, it was just overwhelming to the senses to see such beauty. I could write a book about it, but without seeing a visiting it first hand you would never understand. Diffidently on my to do list... More

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Kalispell, Montana
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Beautiful and as wild as it can get. Occasional bears, deer, wolves, moose, foxes, rabbits, and pheasants - they are no harm at all. Best camping and hiking that's available. Nice views, but one thing for all the city people out there - there is nothing made for your comfort except for an occasional outhouse on the campgrounds. Best luck... More

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Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
81 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Although the scenery is great there is only so much you can say about trees and scenery. It was nice but not jaw-dropping.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This describes our experience at this campground perfectly. We have been camping here for 16 years and will never return. A true shame as the views and lake is one of the best and our family has hundreds of fantastic memories from Tally lake. Police state: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A police state is a state in which the... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There are just so many options for recreation in Montana and Flathead Nat Forest hosts some wonderful memorable options for solo trips or with your family. Just do realize you are heading out into the wild and you need to be aware and educated about your surroundings and how to protect yourself from the elements and wildlife!! One being, you... More

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had the most wonderful time. We drove up NPF roads until we were the only car on the road. Hiked to Clearwater Lake. Beautiful! Clear as air, photograph was great! Just being alone during the summer crowds was a treat.

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Somers, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I am a Montana native, but have been in most of the countries on the planet. There are beautiful, diverse, challenging elements to every country. This is the best. You could spend your life in northwestern Montana and never see all of it.

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kalispell mt
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We use the forest for all kinds of entertainment, hiking, fishing and there is a lot of ground to cover. We really enjoy the south fork and also float the north fork of the flathead river.

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