Ride more than 30 miles of lift-accessed and cross-country mountain bike trails above the Flathead Valley.
In Whitefish we go with the flow. Our laid back vibe is one of the reasons why people keep coming back. That and the other relaxing characteristics: our lazy meandering river, pours of locally-brewed beers and community full of easy-going locals. Even our bike trails have flow. It’s a term that often describes mountain bike trails. The way they are carved into a mountain in harmony with its contours for a smooth ride so you can, well, go with the flow.
You know the feeling– the state of being completely immersed in the moment. As a mountain biker, it’s a connection to the trail as if your bike is an extension of yourself. Rolling over features, plunging through berms, catching air and landing like a feather. The Whitefish Bike Park is known for its flow. A feeling that begins as you approach the mountain, elevates as you ride the lift and culminates as you descend lap after lap.
Bike Park Zones
It is all downhill from here. There are almost 25 miles of lift-accessed gravity riding from the summit including our 4 main routes – The Summit Trail, Kashmir, Freebird and Runaway Train.
Bad Rock Zone
The Bad Rock Zone is a great starting place for lift-accessed mountain biking. This zone encompasses more than 4 miles of trails ranging from beginner to expert.
Accessible from the summit via Kashmir or the Summit Trail, or via Elk’s Club for those who like to climb. There are almost 8 miles of lift-accessed trails from the top of Overflow including our biggest jumps, technical trails, berms and more!
Hikers and bikers unite! Our multi-use and hiking trails encompass 15.4 miles with both stunning vistas and isolated forests.
Ages 7 & Up – $99
July 18th – August 15th, 2016
August 16th through September 2nd
- Downhill bike rental
- Protective pads
- Full-face helmet
- Bad Rock Zone lift ticket
- 2-hour instruction
More mountain bike lesson options are available, please call 406-862-1995 for more information.
For late-breaking trail information be sure to check our Facebook page.
Helmets, closed-toed shoes, front and rear brakes are required on all bike trails. *Please stay on designated trails in accordance with our Forest Service permit*
Bad Rock Zone
Bad Rock. Flow/XC. 0.5mi/0.8km. 2 way. Good access to XC. Bikes have the right of way
Bad Rock. Flow/XC. 0.6mi/1km. 2 way. The easiest way to access Bad Rock from the Village. Bikes have the right of way.
Bad Rock. Freeride. 1mi/1.6km. DH Only. Low grade berms with drop options under the lift.
Bad Rock. Freeride. 0.5mi/0.8km. DH Only. Our flagship beginner/intermediate flow trail.
Bad Rock. Freeride. 0.5mi/0.8km. DH Only. Super fun beginner jumps and features.
Bad Rock. Freeride. 0.3mi/0.5km. DH Only. The old lower Runaway Train trail packed with freeride feel.
Bad Rock. Technical. 0.4mi/0.6km. DH Only. Steep downhill singletrack with tight switchbacks.
Please walk your bike near the base lodge.
Overflow. Technical. 0.6mi/1km. DH Only. Fast doubletrack with a steep section off the skier bridge. Baselodge access.
Overflow. Technical. 0.6mi/1km. DH Only. Narrow singletrack with a few wooden features just for fun.
Overflow. Freeride. 0.4mi/0.6km. DH Only. A flowy finish to any trail on the east side of the mountain.
Overflow. Technical. 0.2mi/0.3km. DH Only. Lots of roots in this steep canal.
Overflow. Technical. 0.2mi/0.3km. DH Only. Tight rutted downhill trail.
Overflow. Technical. 0.6mi/1km. DH Only. Steep and technical with lots of man-made and natural features to play on.
Overflow Drop Park
Overflow. Freeride. 0.1mi/0.2km. DH Only. 4 Drops from Green to Double Black.
Overflow Jump Line
Overflow. Freeride. DH Only. 5 big table top jumps. Inspect them first, start small and work your way up.
The Summit Trail
Top .5 mile rerouted to service roads to avoid snow.
Summit. Classic. 2 Way (1 Way 12 – 5PM) 7.8mi/12.6km. Almost eight miles of fun singletrack with great views. Noon-5PM uphill traffic not recommended.
Summit. Freeride. 2.6mi/4.2km. DH Only. Flow! Intersects with the Summit Trail six times. Work your way up to more advanced features.
Summit. Technical. 0.3mi/0.5km. DH Only. Steep and technical, this trail will get your heart beating.
Summit. Freeride. 1.7mi/2.8km. DH Only. A steep flow trail with berms and jumps – great to watch from Chair 1.
Summit. Technical. 2.9mi/4.7km. DH Only. Our marquee downhill trail, with rock gardens, steeper descents and loose trail.
Summit. Technical. 0.3mi/0.5km. DH Only. Big rock garden and step down jumps. ‘Nuf said.
Bad Rock. XC Bike / Hike. 0.5mi/0.8km. 2 way. Good access to XC. Bikes have the right of way
Bad Rock. XC Bike / Hike. 0.6mi/1km. 2 way. The easiest way to access Bad Rock from the Village. Bikes have the right of way.
Elks Club – XC
XC Bike/Hike. XC Bike / Hike. 1.7mi/2.8km. 2 Way. Mix of single and doubletrack for a good warm up or link with other XC trails.
Please walk your bike near the base lodge.
Overflow. 0.6mi/1km. XC Bike / Hike. Fast doubletrack with a steep section off the skier bridge. Baselodge access. Hikers allowed and bikes are downhill only.
Gopher – XC
XC Bike/Hike. 2.7mi/4.4km. Majority doubletrack trail that winds through the woods on old XC ski trails.
Microclimate – XC
XC Bike/Hike. 0.4mi/0.6km. Shortcut trail on Gopher. Like a little microclimate.
Arnica Ridge – XC
XC Bike/Hike. 0.6mi/1km. Connector trail with bridges and switchbacks to climb back to the Base Lodge.
Bob Cedar – XC
XC Bike/Hike. Multi Use. 2mi/3.2km. Two miles of double track with beautiful views, creek crossings and cedar trees.
Wolverine – XC
XC Bike/Hike. Multi Use. 0.7mi/1.1km. Blazing fast trail with a combination of single and doubletrack. Downhill only.
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Mountain bike rentals available at Village Rentals, located in the Morning Eagle building in the Upper Village.
9:30am – 6pm Daily. Call 406-862-1995 for questions or availability. Rentals are on a first come first serve basis. Lift tickets are NOT included in bike rental rates.
New for Summer ’16 – Village Rental adds Norco bikes to their rental fleet.
••• Helmets, closed-toed shoes front rear brakes are required on all bike trails •••
|Rental Rates||2 hr||4 hr||Full Day|
|Junior Bike (12 and under)||$20||$30||$N/A|
|Full Face Helmet (add-on)||$15/day|
|Leg and Arm Pads (add-on)||$20/day|
|Downhill Package (Helmet and Pads only)||$30/day|
|Cross Country Giro Helmets only||$10/day|
- If a bike rental is kept out longer than the time initially rented a $10 – $20 fee will be added as a late fee (depending on the type of bike). A 2- or 4-hour rental is for anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Damage Protection: We recommend purchasing damage protection for your mountain bike rental. This $10 fee covers any accidental damage to rental equipment. This does not include intentional damage, loss or theft.
Bike Patrol (406-862-2940)
Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Bike Patrollers are on duty during operating hours to respond to injuries, answer questions and provide directions and guidance. Bike Patrollers are trained to respond to injuries and emergencies anywhere at the resort. The phone number for patrol dispatch is 406-862-2940. If the situation is life-threatening, call 911 immediately so Big Mountain Ambulance will be dispatched. We recommend carrying your cell phone with you when riding, in case of an emergency.
Bike Park Safety Information
Notice to Riders, Parents and Guardians
Mountain Biking is a fun sport the entire family can enjoy. By taking safety precautions, risk of injury can be reduced. We offer a progression of trails to suit various ability levels. We suggest wearing full-face helmets, full-fingered gloves, and biking armor. A full-suspension downhill bike should be used on downhill trails. More challenging terrain features should not be attempted without the appropriate experience, skills and equipment. Our lift-accessed downhill trails are a different experience than cross country trails. Downhill biking requires constant physical and mental effort to maintain control. There are no green “easy” runs from the top of the mountain.
Children under 5 are not permitted on the lift-accessed Bike Park trails. We recommend that children under 12 are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
All bikes must have functioning brakes on each wheel. Coaster brakes/beach cruisers are not allowed on chairlifts. Disc brakes are recommended for adequate stopping power.
Full suspension is recommended on lift-accessed trails. Make sure your suspension is tuned properly for your weight ability. Downhill trails are designed for full-suspension mountain bikes due to the rocky/bumpy nature of the trails.
Helmets are required on all trails. We recommend full-face helmets for downhill trails. Helmet rentals are available at Village Rentals.
Equipment and Clothing
Protective clothing and equipment is the best protection from injury. Full-face helmets, body armor and pads, full-fingered gloves, closed-toe/closed-heel shoes and long sleeves/pants are also recommended. Helmet and armor rentals are available at Village Rentals. Riders should use a properly-sized bike that allows you to stand over the seat of the bike with your feet flat on the ground. If you are not sure, please visit Village Rentals.
Bikes are permitted on Chair 1 and Chair 10. Riders are responsible for loading their own bikes, but lift operators are available for assistance. A Bike Trail Lift Access Ticket is required for lift-accessed trails and can be purchased at the Lift Plaza Ticket Center, Base Lodge or Village Rentals.
All trails are marked with signs stating trail difficulty level. Similar to skiing, green trails are the easiest, blue are intermediate black trails are expert-only. See the trail map for trail descriptions. Signs also mark road and hiking trail intersections. Be aware of road crossings and yield to all vehicles on the road. Stay on designated trails.
KNOW THE CODE, IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
- Helmets are required on all trails and appropriate safety gear is recommended.
- It is your responsibility to inspect the trails and features before use. Trail features vary in size and difficulty and change constantly due to weather, maintenance, usage, modifications and the time of day.
- Always walk your bike through the Lift Plaza and base area of the resort including common areas and pedestrian walkways. Riding your bike in these areas will result in loss of riding privileges.
- Maintain control at all times. It’s your responsibility to stop or avoid other riders, objects, debris and wildlife around you.
- Yield to slower riders and yield to the rider below you. This is your responsibility, regardless of trail ratings.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail, feature or are not visible to other riders approaching from above.
- Report incidents to Bike Park staff. If you witness or are involved in a collision or accident please assist and report the incident in person or by calling 406-862-2940.
- Keep off closed areas. Obey all signs and warnings.
- Always stay on marked bike trails. Do not ride on ski trails, hiking trails or access roads unless marked as part of a bike trail.
- Hiking or uphill mountain biking in the Bike Park on bike-specific trails is dangerous and not permitted.
- Do not feed, provoke or approach wildlife.
Riding at WMR is just the start of the bike trail network in the Flathead Valley. From the cross country family-friendly Whitefish Trail to the freeride scene at Spencer Lake, there are numerous options for days of riding. Check out Flathead Fat Tires for area maps.