Whits Lakes Spring

EASY 16 reviews

Whits Lakes Spring is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Yellowstone, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 328 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

forest

lake

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

I would not rate this hike “easy” more of a “moderate” hike because from the start you climb about 300 feet in the first .05 mile. Switch backs all the way but it was unexpected due to the description and reviews. Told the in laws it was an easy hike and it really wasn’t for them. That said, it was buggy but we had bug spray and shared it with others on the trail. The first lake was very low. We kept walking to the next lake and it was worthy the hike. Beautiful, peaceful and the lake has fish!

Very buggy! I had bug spray on, but was still eaten. advise to wear long sleeves and pants. lake would be pretty without the bugs. not too hard, so was good for my parents and the little ones. good for walking families in nature.

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bugs
2 months ago

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2 months ago

Unfortunately late afternoon thundershowers cut our hike short at the first lake so my review is limited. But it was beautiful & we will try and go back to finish. Trail itself is fairly clear, narrow and alternates between sandy & slightly rocky. We saw hoof prints from horses and elk and bear tracks near the lake. Not another person in sight!

hiking
2 months ago

Very buggy but beautiful lakes. You can stop and hang out at the first one, there’s some sandy areas.

hiking
3 months ago

pretty easy trail with some elevation change to it. BEAUTIFUL lakes and nobody else on the trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice short out and back at about 2.6 miles with very modest 328 ft elevation climb. Two lakes and a nice waterfall. Saw only one other person. Nice trail with no issues. Easy overall hike. Heard a Moose and saw a bear a week before on the nearby Johnson Laketrail.

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muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Great quick trail. There was nobody on it! Lots of horse poop at times and a little steep. But overall nice a quick hike

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