Lone Pine State Park

Lone Pine State Park, Kalispell: Hours, Address, Lone Pine State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Lone Pine State Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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CATTSAR
Provincetown, MA21,127 contributions
Dec 2020
This is such a great local playground. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Kalispell, it gives anyone with time restraints an opportunity to explore. Located on the west side of the valley at an elevation ranging roughly from 2950' to 3650' (900 m to 1110 m) there are moderately challenging trails. The trails are marked and there are kiosks with information as well about the trails and history. With numerous overlooks the views of the valley are spectacular. Looking east Glacier National Park is easily seen. There is a self guided audio tour available. The visitors center has a gift shop as well as information and there is an interactive learning center, however it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. This is free to Montana residents but there is a nominal fee for those from out of state.
Written December 15, 2020
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MaryEllenM27
Kalispell, MT16,147 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
We live near Lone Pine and its just the nicest park for hiking, biking and valley views in the Kalispell area. On a nice day, you can see Flathead Lake, Big Mountain's ski runs near Whitefish, the Jewel Basin across the valley to the east and a glimpse of Glacier National Park to the NE.

Lone Pine is pet friendly and has a excellent educational programs, well maintained trails, guided hikes and special youth programs. We have attended programs on wild raptors/rehab and release after injury, and on the Karelian Bear Dogs. It is also right on the way to the hidden Foy's Lake, just slightly below it to the northwest.

At Foy's Lake (a County maintained park) you can also enjoy swimming, boating (no rentals, just your own), fishing (the lake is stocked yearly with trout) or have a picnic. Ice fishing in Winter. In Summer Lone Pine is also near the Herron Park Equistrian Park and its trails.

Just a few of the other things you can do at Lone Pine: Take the Archery trail, bird watch, cross-Country skii/snow-shoe in Winter, play horseshoes, mountain bike, Take panoramic photos, Have a picnic, or go for a run.
Written February 4, 2018
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Melora W
8 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
You can park at the lower gate, around the corner in the upper lot, or drive by Foys Lake and take the main entrance to the top (ample parking and handicap accessible). Not only does Lone Pine have an abundance of trails for all abilities, but it has a great Visitors Center at the top as well. The staff is very knowledgeable about plants, wildlife, and other hiking opportunities in the Valley. A great place to walk your dog, view the city, or have a picnic!
Written July 9, 2018
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LeeJPete
Kalispell, MT7 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Love this park for hiking! It is very close to town. There are multiple trails which are well marked. Love to go to the overlook area where you can see all of Kalispell!
Written June 19, 2018
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Douglas N
Kalispell, MT95 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Lone Pine State Park is a good network of smaller trails. If you’re feeling energetic you could do the entire network in approx 2 hours. There are no flat/level trails, so there’s always an opportunity to push yourself. Multiple lookout spots are on the trail system, providing great views over the valley.
Written November 30, 2020
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Liz R
Bigfork, MT64 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a great place for a little fresh air and hike, but since Kalispell built the bypass for highway 93 the noise from vehicles is inescapable. There is a wonderful view of the Flathead Valley, with a backdrop of Glacier National Park, Swan Peak and all the mountains in between. There is also a meeting room than can be rented out.
Written November 25, 2019
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James W
23 contributions
Sep 2019
Really awesome views of Kalispell from some of the lookout points. However we found the trails hard to follow and understand which one you are on! One trail we took just kept going downhill for a long ways. Our preference is for a bit more up and down. Wouldn't repeat!
Written October 24, 2019
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Tara D
Alberta, Canada51 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
9,000 steps later we made it up and back! A great hike, close to town, interesting info centre at the top. All in all a great morning activity!
Written June 26, 2019
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Colleen P
Quincy, MA216 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Conveniently located close to Kalisepll.

The access road is easy to navigate. Parking is out front of the Education Center.

Inside is a small but quaint store with local huckleberry foods and cute toys for sale. There is a small education center where you can walk around and see animals and interactive exhibits. There is a classroom where they hold instructional programs.

There is a wonderful nearly panoramic view of Kalispell from the main trail. From here you can continue on down the hill to other walking trails.
Written December 28, 2018
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Andrew E
Kalispell, MT35 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I walk here between 2 and 5 times a week. Dogs are frequent co-visitors with their owners but I have never met one that is aggressive. The trails are well-worn and clearly marked. I access from Valley View Dr (there are 2 access points I use on Valley View Dr) rather than driving 4 miles around the back to get to the top with my car. I hike up to the top sometimes, others just in the woods. I have yet to meet wildlife other than deer, chipmunks and squirrel, although I suspect there are plenty of other animals up there! It is a great way to get a hike in close to home. I live on 5th St. West.

One more point, if you want to walk there from West Kalispell, it is easy. Take Meridian South to the paved bike/walk trail that is on the east side of the 93 bypass. Go south on the path for about 1/4 mile, then UNDER the 93 bypass to Valley View Dr. Where the path meets the road, you can go right to get to one trailhead or left to get to the other trail head. It took me a while to discover the tunnel that goes under 93!

Photos were taken during the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse
Written October 2, 2017
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