Whitefish Mountain Resort is one of the most prolific and easy to access destinations for huckleberry picking in the northwest. Once the berries start showing up this summer, check here for updates on where to find the purple gold.
What to bring with you huckleberry picking:
- Container(s) in which to carry your huckleberries
- Water & snacks (at altitude it’s important to be well hydrated and fed)
- Sunscreen & rain gear (you know what they say about the weather, “Wait 15 minutes it will change”)
- Bear spray (if you are picking hucks you are by definition in bear country)
- A friend (someone you can chat with and help keep the bears aware of your presence)
August 25th, 2016
Huckleberries are just below the summit! At least they are ready for picking on the south-facing slope below the Summit House. Remember it’s typical for south-facing slopes to ripen first. They can be spotted on both sides of the Danny On Trail at the very top on what we call “North Bowl” in the winter. We found lots and lots, however we only picked the bigger ones, leaving the smaller ones to grow that way we can all pick them. If you hike down the Danny On to the Flower Point Loop you can still find plenty there, plus a few patches in between there and the summit.
We recommend riding the lift up and hiking down, or at least hiking part way down and collecting your loot and then returning to the summit. Remember to bring a friend and bring your bear spray! Happy picking!
*** Attention Huckleberry Pickers: Remember, there is absolutely NO hiking allowed on our Bike Park trails at any time of day. Please stay off of the Bike Park trails, and be cautious when crossing over trails. Downhill mountain bikers can approach at very high speeds and may not be able to stop in time.