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Best trails in Kalispell

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Looking for a great trail near Kalispell, Montana? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Whitefish Lake State Park or Lone Pine State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Herron Park or Lawrence Park. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Kalispell ranging from 1.4 to 23 miles and from 2,949 to 7,421 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Kalispell
Top trails (17)
#1 - Strawberry Lake Trail No. 5
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
The Strawberry Lake Trail is a multiple use trail (Horse, Biker, Hiker) leading to the Alpine #7 north of the Jewel Basin at Strawberry Lake. The hike is strenuous and includes many switchbacks. The Strawberry Lake Trail is a steeper demanding climb with multiple switchbacks ending at Strawberry Lake, which is situated just north of the Jewel Basin Hiking Area. The trail is shared by mountain bikers, horses, and motorized recreation vehicles too.Show more
#2 - Birch Lake Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
This is a great hike to see large open views of Flathead Valley. On clear days you can see four different mountain ranges: Bob Marshall, Swan, Mission and Salish Mountains. Views of over 60 miles are normal on summer days. Birch Lake is a good lake for trout fishing and camping. The lake is 3-4 acres and in a beautiful small valley. The trail also branches off to Crater Lake and connects to the longer Jewel Basin trail network. The trail is a long slow series of climbs and switchbacks but not overly strenuous. The trail goes through some forest but mostly follows the mountain edge and allows for great wildlife viewing and Huckleberry picking when in season.Show more
#3 - Notch Trail, Overlook Trail, and Plum Creek Road Loop
Herron Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
#4 - Flathead Lookout
Kalispell, Montana
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#5 - Doris Mountain via Doris Ridge Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 40 m
NOTE: If using a GPS to reach this trailhead, please note that due to a difference in road databases, the GPS may not take you directly to the trailhead. Please verify your directions before visiting. Users have reported that the road leading to the trailhead may be difficult in a 2WD vehicle. 4WD with ground clearance is recommended. Doris Ridge Trail descends down into a low area before gradually ascending up past a few small lakes and a campsite. Turn right at the T intersection and climb up into the mountain range. Take a left onto trail Alpine trail and then a left at the next junction to go up to Doris Mountain. Great views at top and a few spots along the way.Show more
#6 - Lupine Lake Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
#7 - Jewel Basin via Switchback Trail 725
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
#8 - Lone Pine Trail
Lone Pine State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
#9 - Doris Creek Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
#10 - Western Larch and Cliff Trail Loop
Lone Pine State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
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