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An Enjoyable Hike

We did the Lion Mountain section of the Whitefish trail. It is a very nice hike and not that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Redmond, Oregon
A great ride, with gentle ups and downs

This ride takes you along a packed single-track trail. We started at the Skyles Trailhead, just... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Alan H
Rexburg, Idaho
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Lion Mountain section of the Whitefish trail. It is a very nice hike and not that difficult. This is a loop trail and enjoyable in that way. The trail a about 3 miles and there is one viewpoint.

Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This ride takes you along a packed single-track trail. We started at the Skyles Trailhead, just above Skyles Lake, about 7 miles west of Whitefish, MT. The parking area was small but uncrowded. There were two other vehicles there. The first stretch of the climb...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Its a nice walk, not too busy when we were there. Nothing stands out particularly. Pine forest, stream overlook, easy trail. Takes about 30 minutes.

Thank lawrenzo-DC
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is an easy trail that goes to a lookout about 500 feet above land below. Nice little hike for families with young kids and dogs. We enjoyed the easy hike after spending many days hiking in Glacier. Enjoy the hike.

Thank onemichael
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Very nice trail well marked steady climb to top but not difficult path is nice wide GreT for walkers pet friendly and bikers use also

Thank mdrroberts
Reviewed June 20, 2018

We hiked a couple of trails off the The Whitefish Trail and were super impressed with the lay-out, the signage, the parking- everything!

1  Thank Romyzoe
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Great for hiking, running or biking and dog friendly. The trail system offers many different options all of which are close to Whitefish.

Thank Jesse H
Reviewed June 10, 2018

We rode on this trail twice and really enjoyed it. The views are gorgeous! Both of the trips we did have a lot of uphill riding which was tough for me having mountain biked only a couple times this season, but heading back downhill was...More

Thank Carlie C
Reviewed March 23, 2018

I am not a biker. I walked this trail once and I was very irritated because I constantly had to stop and pull off trail for mountain bikers. Can't there be hiker/biker specific trails?? This seems dangerous to me, especially on a busy day. And...More

1  Thank Jes B
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Rented a bike just around the town. It was meant to be an easy beginner trail. but my heart pumped so hard, got me really sick at beginning of the trail as it was on ascending mode at most of times but towards the end,...More

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April 19, 2017|
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Response from MontanaLaura | Reviewed this property |
Any of the Whitefish Trails can easily be a half day. I'd recommend either the Swift Creek Trail or one of the Beaver Lake Trails. Both of these have lake views. The Lion Mountain trail is great but shorter unless you take... More