Huckleberry Picking Updates


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).

Huckdate: August 1, 2017

According to sources who work on the Danny On Trail and ride the Whitefish Bike Park, huckleberries are ripe at mid-mountain and climbing. Word is there are good berries ready in the Chair 4 area to about half way up the Danny On Trail. Hike up the Danny On or plan to allow time to pick on your way down (after riding the Scenic Lift up) Look for them on both sides of the trail. Mountain bikers, you’ll find your lot in the “Good Medicine” area of the Summit Trail. Be sure to pull your bike off trail if you pick so not to get in the way of other “thru-riders.” Hikers please do not walk or stand on bike trails—cross with caution.