Skye Park Bridge



Map of existing pedestrian and bicycle trails in Whitefish

Rocksund Trail Gazebo Application


The Whitefish Trail

 The Whitefish Trail consists of 10 trailheads and 36+ miles of natural surface trail comprised of stacked loops, scenic overlooks, single-track trails, and gated logging        roads.  The City of WHitefish works in partnership with Whitefish Legacy Partners to manage the Whitefish Trail.
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Monday, July 17, 2017

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Stillwater Unit, is announcing an extension of the comment period for an upcoming project to expand the Whitefish Trail through State trust lands.  A public meeting will be held at the Whitefish City Hall on Thursday July 27 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm to discuss the project.

The City of Whitefish is proposing to purchase a public recreation use easement (similar to the Beaver Lakes Public Recreation Use Easement) on 480 acres in the proximity of Smith Lake.  Within the public recreation use easement area, 0.6 miles of existing trail currently under a Land Use License (LUL) would be permanently secured and 3.4 miles of new trail would be constructed. 

The City of Whitefish is also proposing to purchase a 16-foot-wide trail easement on 8.2 miles of trails between the Whitefish Trail Swift Creek Trailhead and North Beaver Connection Trailhead in the Beaver Lakes area.

If you are interested in receiving additional details about the project, or have any comments or questions, contact Nicole Stickney, DNRC Stillwater Unit, at 406-881-2666 or

Comments will be accepted through Tuesday, August 1, 2017.


Whitefish Trail Learning Pavilion

Located just a half mile from the Lion Mountain Trailhead, this pavilion offers a base for environmental educational programs for the community and opportunities for people to engage with their natural surroundings.  The pavilion offers 900 square feet of coverage with 10 picnic tbles and ADA access

Click on the link to learn more:  Whitefish Trail Learning Pavilion

Learning Pavilion Rental Application