Whitefish, Montana

Ski and mountain-bike trails wind downhill at Whitefish Mountain Resort, just outside town. Or use the town as a jumping-off point for more adventures in nearby Glacier National Park and more.

Top Spots in and near Whitefish

  • Browning, Montana

    Reynolds Mountain

    4.5
    11 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Reynolds Mountain stands high above the Logan Pass Visitors Center. Because of it's easy location, be prepared to get caught in the heavy rush of tourists on the way up. Though most will not be going to Reynolds Mountain, you will still need to "wade" through heavy tourism to reach the trail he...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Summit Reynolds Mountain via the North Face Ascent Route

    7.9 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Mt. Reynolds is a premier peak in Glacier National Park (GNP). The views from the beginning to the summit are incredible all the way around. Reynolds offers those who are starting to climb an introductory climb with little technicality and a reward that is well earned at the top. GNP requires an ...
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  • Browning, Montana

    The Garden Wall

    15.16 mi / 3944 ft gain
    The Garden Wall Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Piegan Mountain

    5.0
    5 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Start this hike at the Lunch Creek parking lot just over Logan Pass. Follow the climber's trail which will lead you above a waterfall and into Lunch Creek Basin. Looking straight ahead, you will see Pollock Mountain. Continue to your right for the peak approach (if you go all the way to the right...
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  • Essex, Montana

    Cross Country Ski at Izaak Walton Inn

    The Izaak Walton Inn was established in 1939 to accommodate workers and visitors from the rapid expansion of the Great Northern Railway. Conveniently built near Highway two, it is a short drive from both the West Glacier and East Glacier Entrances. If driving from West Glacier, continue on Highwa...
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  • Glacier National Park, Montana

    Fly Over Glacier National Park

    Flying over Glacier National Park in a small airplane is an epic way to see the beautiful scenery of this National Park. If you haven't even been to the park before, it is a great way to see it for the first time, which was the case for me.  Time: The best time to fly over these majestic mountain...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Climb Pollock Mountain and Bishop's Cap

    8 mi / 4300 ft gain
    Starting at Logan Pass, drive 0.8 mi. east to Lunch Creek parking area. Parking during the summer at Glacier National Park is often difficult. Plan on arriving at the parking lot before 8 am to guarantee a parking spot. From Lunch Creek, follow the well established trail north until cliffs are re...
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  • Flathead County, Montana

    Boulder Pass Trail: Kintla Lake to Boulder Pass

    35.06 mi / 5600 ft gain
    Glacier National Park is often touted as one of the best places in the whole USA when it comes to hiking and backpacking, natural scenery and wildlife encounters. With tons of trails to choose from (over 700 miles at last count), it can obviously be tough to decide where exactly you want to explo...
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  • Flathead County, Montana

    Kintla Lake Campground

    * The road to this trailhead/lake is closed during the winter.  Kintla Lake is one of the lesser explored lakes in Glacier National Park. Located on the west side of the park, it is accessible via an unpaved road from the Polebridge Ranger Station. From the Ranger Station, take a LEFT and contin...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Gunsight Pass to Gunsight Lake Campsite

    5.0
    13.06 mi / 1667 ft gain
    How to Get There: Get your backcountry pass at the St. Mary visitor center and then head over to the hike, which begins from the Jackson Glacier Overlook, located 12.6 miles west of the center on the Going-to-Sun-Road.  The Hike: The first mile of the hike is a downhill, and then the trail is ...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Hike Mount Siyeh

    5.0
    8.45 mi / 4209 ft gain
    Once the Going-To-The-Sun Road has opened fully, this massive peak is accessible by driving to Siyeh Bend on the east side of the Logan Pass Visitors Center. Plan on a sun up to sun down adventure. Choose a sunny summer day and head up to hit the trail! Park at Siyeh Bend, and start on the Pie...
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  • Dayton, Montana

    Kayak to Wild Horse Island

    5.0
    There are many boat ramps to access Flathead Lake, but the closest location to Wild Horse Island is Dayton, MT. Dayton offers easy access with only about a 1-hour paddle to the island for the novice kayakers. Unfortunately, the boat ramp in Dayton does not have room for parking, thus it is only a...
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  • Rising Sun, Montana

    Baring Falls via Piegan Pass Trail

    1.96 mi / 246 ft gain
    Baring Falls via Piegan Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail to a waterfall located near the southern end of St. Mary Lake in East Glacier Park Village, Montana.
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  • Browning, Montana

    Baring, St. Mary, and Virginia Falls in Glacier NP

    4.7
    5.43 mi / 500 ft gain
    This 5.4 mile out-and-back hike will take you to Baring, St. Mary, and Virginia Falls.   Start your hike at the Sunrift Gorge parking area. Hike down the stairs on the south side of the road. Here you’ll see the trailhead for Baring Falls. Descend until you reach the Baring Falls/Sun Point junc...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Hike to Sun Point

    5.0
    1.6 mi / 250 ft gain
    With panoramic views of St. Mary Lake and it’s surrounding peaks, Sun Point is the perfect spot to chill/relax in Glacier National Park.  It can be reached via the Sun Point Nature Trail or the Sun Point picnic area.To reach Sun Point via the nature trail, start at Sunrift Gorge parking area.  Cl...
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  • Browning, Montana

    Swiftcurrent Lookout

    16.68 mi / 4491 ft gain
    Take this beautiful hike up Swiftcurrent Mountain to the Fire Lookout (8436 ft). The hike is 7.1 miles one-way from from the Swiftcurrent Inn parking lot trailhead. The elevation gain is 2,307 feet. The First 3 miles or so are a flat hike where you'll pass by several famous lakes and gain only ...
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