hiking
14 days ago

I hiked this trail with a friend and my two Labs. There is ample parking with a toilet at the park entrance. This a multiple use area; mountain bikers and trail runners This is also a horse park. It is crisscrossed with trails. If you want to follow the trail on the map stick to the boundary trail on the outside. There are numerous central trails so one can make any length they desire. This outside trail goes up a ridge which offers views of the valley from Whitefish mtn. into the Park and down to Flathead Lake. There are a couple of nice picnic places with benches at the top along the ridge. The flowers were in bloom Glacier lily, shooting stars, yellow bells, and the arrow leaf balsam root is just coming into its glory. It is a dry trail so take along extra water. It was in the low 70's and sunny when we went and I did not carry enough water for the dogs so we cut the trip a little short. It is a pretty hike with many friendly people on the trail. There is a drainage ditch on the valley floor where I cooled the dogs off.