The Whitefish Trail is an intermediate multi use trail with different loop options and multiple trailheads right outside the town of Whitefish. It is technically easy with rolling terrain and multiple short climbs. You can head out for a quick hour long ride or link all the sections of the trail together for nearly 30 miles of uninterrupted singletrack. The first couple miles of the trail can have pretty heavy foot traffic from runners, hikers and dog walkers so we often opt for one of the trail heads that are not as close to town.
As you get to sections further away from the Lion Mountain trailhead the trail is more geared toward Mountain biking. The Angry Beaver Loop located midway through the trail system features a fun yet mellow bermed out downhill. The newest and furthest section the Woods Lake Overlook Loop is a Lollipop climb with another fun downhill with berms geared more towards mountain biking.
Watch out for runners and horseback riders.
This trail is constantly developing more sections so check with the Whitefish Legacy Partners for up-to-date info.
The Whitefish Trail is located just west of Whitefish, MT off of Highway 93.
The Lion Mountain Trail head is the Closest to town and also has the heaviest traffic. Headed west out of town as you past the Golf Course stay straight on the Lion Mountain Loop road. Follow this to the trail head.
Skyles Lake Trailhead:
3.6 miles west of downtown Whitefish on Highway 93, take a right on Skyles Lake Road. the trailhead is on your right.
Beaver Lake Trailhead:
7.4 miles west of downtown Whitefish on Highway 93, take a right on Beaver Lake Road. Follow this road for 1.5 miles past the Montana Bike Hostel and the trailhead is on your right.
North Beaver and Woods Lake Trailheads:
These can be founded by following the Beaver Lake Road further but best to just look them un on a map.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Whitefish Trail - Lion Mountain to North Beaver mountain bike trail
Altitude change199 ft
Altitude min3,289 ft
Altitude max3,754 ft
Altitude start3,289 ft
Altitude end3,488 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down5 miles
Distance flat1 miles
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
The Whitefish... Trail Reports
Sep 8, 2018 @ 8:27amSep 8, 2018
Jul 1, 2018 @ 9:09amJul 1, 2018
Apr 20, 2018 @ 12:03pmApr 20, 2018
|Dry down low and some snow patches as you get up higher.|
Oct 22, 2017 @ 5:11amOct 22, 2017
|The trail is in awesome shape with the recent rains|
Jul 14, 2017 @ 6:19pmJul 14, 2017
Routes with this trail
|Freehub Magazine: The Whitefish Trail - Woods Lake Loop||3 miles|
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