Trail Descriptions

*** Note that East Rim trail is closed for this summer. ***

It is important to know that all hiking trails except the Danny On, East Rim and Flower Point are “multi-use” meaning that mountain bikers also are allowed to use them. While hikers do have the right-of-way, it is often easier for the hiker to stop and give way to a mountain biker. Be aware that you may encounter mountain bikers at any time on multi-use trails, please be considerate and remember to share the trail.

These hiking trail classifications are based on the time for an average hiker to complete the trail.

Easy – 15 to 45 minutes

Arnica Ridge .6 mile – A family-friendly hike from the Base Lodge to Jumping Rainbow Pond that meanders through the woods and features early season berry picking. Also connects to Gopher.

Speedwagon .6 miles – This trail connects the Base Lodge to the West Village and several lodging properties. Connects to Elk’s Club.

Crosstown Traffic /Slow Ride 1.1 miles – These two trails run parallel across the lower mountain connecting on their eastern edge. Crosstown begins/ends at the Upper Village trailhead and Slow Ride begins/ends in the Lift Plaza.

Moderate – 45 minutes to 2 hours


Gopher 2.7 miles – This double track road below the Base Lodge winds through the woods and around Stoltze’s Knob ending at Jumping Rainbow Pond. Also connects to the Bob Cedar trail.

Microclimate .4 mile – A singletrack trail “shortcut” on Gopher.

Bob Cedar 2 miles – This trail begins at Jumping Rainbow Pond and connects to the Gopher Trail. It is a double track with beautiful views, creek crossings and cedar trees.

Elks Club 3.4 miles – Up-and-back hike through the woods above the West Village into the Elk Highlands subdivision.


East Rim 1 mile – A short mountaintop hike, the East Rim Loop takes hikers from the summit around the East Rim ridge offering views of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley.

Flower Point 2.8 miles – If you get to the summit and don’t have the time to hike all the way down the Danny On, the Flower Point loop keeps you at higher elevation and offers a scenic hike through wildflower covered meadows and dense forest out to Flower Point for an idyllic view of the North Fork of Glacier National Park. Also popular for late season huckleberry picking.

Difficult – 2 hours plus

Danny On Trail 3.8 miles – Our signature hiking trail and the most popular hiking trail in the Flathead National Forest. Hike up and ride the Scenic Lift down or ride up and hike down.

Danny On with Flower Point Loop 5.6 miles – Add on the Flower Point Loop (see above for description) and gain mileage as well as taking in a few more views.