Paths, Trails, & River Access Information


City Bicycle and Pedestrian Paths   

The City of Whitefish has an impressive network of well maintained bicycle and pedestrian facilities. These facilities link key destinations inside and outside of town and are safe, convenient, and comfortable for both recreation and active transportation. 


As per City ordinance, it is the responsibility of the owner and tenant of any premises to keep sidewalks and shared use paths in front of and abutting or adjoining their property free and clear of all snow, ice, and slush, and clean and safe for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. City staff assist in the removal of snow on shared use paths when accumulations are 1".

The Whitefish Trail

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

Organized Use on the Whitefish Trail 

A permit is required for organized use on the Whitefish Trail. Please access the facility and complete the reservation form.

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 tables and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access. If you wish to host an event at the Learning Pavilion, review the facility’s rules and submit a request.

More Information

For more information, visit the Whitefish Legacy Partners website

River Access Information

Information coming soon!