Best trails in Whitefish, Montana

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Looking for a great trail near Whitefish, Montana? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, forest 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 in Glacier National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Herron Park or Lawrence Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Whitefish ranging from 1.4 to 4.9 miles and from 3,051 to 3,582 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 Whitefish, Montana
Top trails (13)
#1 - Lion Mountain Trail
Whitefish, Montana
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
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.Show more
#2 - Danny On National Recreation Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
Please note: parts of this trail can close due to snow during winter months. You have the option to take the gondola down for $12.Show more
#3 - Swift Creek Loop
Whitefish Lake State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
This trail offers great views while being surrounded by large lush trees. This is a great trail for kids and dogs with ample parking. If dogs are not under positive voice control, they must be leashed. Please remove pet waste with the provided mutt mitts.Show more
#4 - Smith Lake via Swift Creek Loop
Whitefish Lake State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
This is a pleasantly wooded trail to Smith Lake. It is easy and fairly flat trail with several short inclines. If dogs are not under positive voice control, they must be leashed. Please remove pet waste with the provided mutt mitts.Show more
#5 - Beaver Lakes via Lion Mountain Trail
Stillwater State Forest
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Length: 21.6 mi • Est. 10 h 38 m
Beautiful route that's very simple with a great variety of trees and flowers. Note: If dogs are not under positive voice control, they must be leashed. Please remove pet waste with the provided mutt mitts.Show more
#6 - Stanton Mountain
Glacier National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 6 h 3 m
Stanton Mountain stands at the head of Lake McDonald. Its south facing slope melts out earlier than other peaks in Glacier National Park making it a great candidate for an early season summit. Show more
#7 - Big Mountain via Summit Trail
Whitefish Lake State Park
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Length: 16.1 mi • Est. 8 h 6 m
#8 - Journey Trail
Whitefish, Montana
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#9 - Round Meadows Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi
#10 - Lupfer Lookout
Whitefish, Montana
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Nice walk in the woods.Show more
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