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3 miles
611 ft
-374 ft
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  • Riding area
    The Whitefish Trail
    Whitefish, Montana
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    Both Directions
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Towards the north end of Whitefish Lake, visitors to Swift Creek Trail are greeted by sections of old growth forest, raging creek views of Swift Creek, vast mountain panoramas, and the calming solace of Smith Lake. This area’s untamed creeks, forests and wetlands foster abundant wildlife and clean drinking water for the Whitefish Community. The Swift Creek area includes over three miles of trail, including an ADA accessible trail to a Swift Creek overlook.

Access Info

Travel 8.3 miles from Whitefish up Wisconsin Avenue continuing on East Lakeshore Drive. The trailhead will be on your right just ¼ mile past Lower Whitefish Lake Road.

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More Stats for The Whitefish Trail - Swift Creek and Smith lake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    237 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,075 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,376 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,075 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,312 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,831 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,735 ft
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on Apr 19, 2017
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
Directions to the-whitefish-trail-swift-creek-and-smith-lake trailhead (48.491680, -114.434030)
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The Whitefish... Trail Reports

Apr 19, 2017 @ 8:36pm
Apr 19, 2017
A few trees down and a little muddy through the thick trees . Serious fun!!
Mar 7, 2016 @ 7:33pm
Mar 7, 2016
The trail is mostly clear but there are still patches of snow and ice. The Swift Creek trailhead is especially icy.
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kevO danO
3:53 | 87 | Aug 20, 2017 , Whitefish
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