Special update from your local trail system. The Whitefish Trail is OPEN for all your outdoor recreation needs. Vault toilets, however, will be closed to follow public health and safety guidelines during the Covid-19 outbreak. Additionally, trails at Swift Creek and Smith Lake are currently inaccessible from extensive blowdown. Read more below.
Last weekend's extreme winds blew down over 1,000 trees along East Lakeshore, Swift Creek, Smith Lake, and Lower Whitefish Lake Roads. The Whitefish Trail at Swift Creek and Smith Lake are currently impassable due to extreme blowdown and trail use is not advised. Volunteers and the DNRC are working hard to clear the complex tangle of limbs and trees. Thanks for your patience while crews open up these trails.
The Whitefish Trail and our local public lands are OPEN for all your outdoor recreation needs. Vault toilets, however, are CLOSED in order to follow public health and safety guidelines. Plan ahead when going out to enjoy our local community trail system. Garbage services and and mutt mitts will continue. Thanks for understanding and have fun outside!
The Whitefish Trail relies on the generosity of trail users, conservation-minded supporters, and local businesses to create a year-round, sustainable asset for future generations.
Kalispell Regional Medical Center is the anchor of cutting edge healthcare in our community and across NW Montana. They are sponsoring our 2020 Hit the Trail Challenge to encourage healthy, active living on the Whitefish Trail. We appreciate their ongoing support and thank all of their employees who make our community a healthier place to live.
North Valley Hospital offers patient-centered care for Whitefish residents and visitors. They have been supporting the Whitefish Trail since the beginning including grants to our outdoor education programs and currently sponsoring the 2020 Hit the Trail Challenge. They support projects and programs that increase health and wellness in our community.