Lion Mountain Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Whitefish, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.6 miElevation gain351 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingBird watchingRunningDog friendlyForestLakeViewswild-flowersWildlife
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This trail is a nice stroll through the woods. It is very easy and doable by all ages and experience. Note: If dogs are not under positive voice control, they must be leashed. Please remove pet waste with the provided mutt mitts.

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Nicholas Howe
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Hiking

Great little hike. Ground was still frozen. Don’t accidentally take the ridge hike turnoff like I did! And @Brooke I found your beanie!

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Armando Leite
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Hiking

Good fun. Stroll in the morning before superbowl.

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Brooke McDonald
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HikingIcy

This hike was great - I’d say you definitely need spikes/traction (I came from out of town, didn’t have any, and was slipping and sliding all over the place). Also - I lost my favorite beanie on the hike :( If you hike this in the coming days and find a green/orange hat I’m super sad we’ve separated! :) otherwise, enjoy

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Roche LaFranier
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Hiking

It was a super easy trail, good for families and the overlook is worth it. Good trail for a run

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Haley Frey
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HikingIcy

Beautiful view and a very nice trail. Almost completely ice so very slippery. We hiked well enough without crampons but took us a bit longer and had some falls so would definitely recommend spikes.

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Darcy Dubinsky Ituarte
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Megan Moulay
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HikingGreat!

Pretty easy hike considering the great view!

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Camilla Barron
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Hiking

Trail very icy today. Bring spikes. Nice easy trail.

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Clara Krause
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WalkingSnow

Great, easy trail. Snow packed when we went so wasn’t muddy. Overlook was beautiful, wonderful photo op with the lake and colored trees. More of a walk than a hike, 5 minutes outside of town, very enjoyable and pleasurable.

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Abigail Roston
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HikingGreat!

Easy little walk! Not many people out and the trail is in walkable condition. No ice or snow yet, just a little muddy.

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David Brenner
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Hiking

P A short, pleasant walk, but also dull and monotonous.

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Erik Kroha
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Hiking

Love this easy loop. Great for biking and trail running, perfect for small kids too.

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Jasper Dean
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Hiking

Fairly uneventful forest walk until the lake overlook, which made it all well worth it

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Sage Brennan
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Hiking

Snowy and awesome!

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Maria Lally
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Joe Sullivan
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Natalie A Gross
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Hiking

Great for trail running

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Sam Moorhead
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HikingGreat!

We did this trail today (end of October) and it was beautiful. It was very quiet on a Friday morning. We only saw a few other hikers. The hike was easy with only a mild incline and the overlook was beautiful.

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Maria Paula
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WalkingGreat!

this is a many trail system which gives you a good amount of choices and lots to see. the system is well marked and is popular with dogs as well as bikes. everyone is very courteous and I'd say that this combined with the overlook trail is worth it! I did it close to sunset and the overlook was gorgeous

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Dominic Steele
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HikingGreat!
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John Pinsker
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Hiking

beautiful Trail, but very very dry.

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Justin Scheblein
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Rick McCally
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Hiking

Nice trail. Lotsa hikers, runners and joggers. All very nice. We’ll be back!

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Aimee McNally
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Hiking

We did this loop with our 11 yr old son. We took the Overlook Loop too which I recommend for the bench with a view. It was an easy hike, but watch out for mountain bikes. It wasn't too crowded during the week but looks popular with locals and dogs. Would be great for trail running.

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Anna Slavina
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Mountain biking

It’s fun to bike and probably also to hike. Took my cross bike on it (no suspension) so that should be a good indicator of at least biking difficulty

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Stephanie Burcusa
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Hiking

very well marked trailhead and trail. fairly busy on a Sunday afternoon in October, with families out mountain biking together. it was a fairly flat walk through the woods. not a ton over "overlook", but an enjoyable hike nonetheless.

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Joanne Witiak
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HikingGreat!

Not too busy. We were passed by three groups of mountain bikers and 3-4 hikers. Good view at the overlook.

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Matthew Trodglen
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Jacob Waymack
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Hiking

Big dog friendly, not too busy! Great views!

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Alte McCrae
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Hiking

Very chill and dog friendly. Lots of shade. It ends with a cozy view of a small lake next to a ranch. Good for families looking for a nice walk. Not too crowded but seems popular for runners with their dogs.

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