Whitefish Area Trails
The trails in the Whitefish area are the most diverse around. Ranging from the gentle, cross-country single track of the Pig Farm trails to the challenging, adrenalin filled man-made features of the trails on Spencer Mountain. You can spend the day using the chair lift at the Whitefish Mountain Resort to fill your down-hill needs or take the whole family on a cross-country pedal on the Whitefish Trail. The Tally Lake area West of Whitefish has miles of single track weaving through the forest with the Reid Divide and adjoining trails being some of the local favorites. There are many favorites to explore here for any riding ability.
The Whitefish Trail
The Whitefish Trail is the premier cross country trail for the Whitefish area encompassing miles and miles of beautiful machine made rolling terrain, loop options with scenic overlooks, and old logging roads. Starting just outside the town of Whitefish, the trail currently connects the Lion Mountain, Beaver Lakes, Skyles Lake and Spencer Mountain recreational areas. The Swift Creek Trail and Woods Lake Loop are the latest additions to the Whitefish Trail network. Work continues adding miles of trails and future trail construction will include Lazy Creeks, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Haskill Basin areas. The trail is open for all non-motorized travel so come walk, run, hike, bike, or ride and experience the open views and abundant wildlife the area has to offer. The Whitefish Trail currently encompasses about 36+ miles of single track to explore in all seasons! Winter on the Whitefish Trail offers frozen terrain to explore by hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or fat biking. There is immediate access to the Whitefish Trail from the Whitefish Bike Retreat and Whitefish Trail Users are welcomed to drop down into the Retreat to check us out.
The trails at Spencer Mountain offer sweet Free-Ride single track riding for everyone from an intermediate to the most advanced trail rider. Spencer Mountain has 12-15 miles of wooded single track with some steep short climbs, fast and fun descents, and man-made north shore style obstacles. The trails are usually snow free from mid-April to mid-November for some Spring and Fall Riding. The area is located just 4 miles from the Whitefish Bike Retreat.
Whitefish Mountain Resort
The Whitefish Bike Park encompasses more than 30 miles of trail including an 10-mile cross-country network and 22 downhill trails serviced by two chairlifts. In fact, gravity lovers gain more than 2,200 feet of vertical per lap on trails such Kashmir, named a model “Flow Trail” by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) in 2014. The 7.8 mile Summit Trail is a favorite intermediate route that winds its way down the mountain.
The Pig Farm Trails are a network of countless single track trails encompassing loops, gravel roads, steep short climbs and fast downhills. A beginner or a more experienced rider can ride here and find terrain to challenge. Riding the same route more than once is in fact the greatest challenge – trails pop out everywhere to make no ride ever the same. Our staff is here with the local knowledge to make sure you get the most out of your ride.
Reid Divide Trail
This trail is hands down one of the best trails in the Whitefish area and is a must ride! It offers everything to a rider – fast swooping downhills – some steep sections with enough rocks and roots to give your suspension a workout – endless climbing on gravel roads – super tight switchbacks – and even several jumps and berms thrown into the mix. It is a true wilderness biking experience with some spectacular views along the way. This trail can be shuttled, looped or ride as an out and back. Our staff is here with the local knowledge you need to get the most out of your ride.
Other Favorite Local Trails:
- Ashley Mountain
- Columbia Mountain
- Desert Mountain
- Elk Mountain
- Ingalls Mountain/Sylvia Lake Loop
- Johnson Lookout Loop
- Tally Lake Overlook
- Bill Creek Loop