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 24, 2020

Huckleberries can be found hanging out all over the Danny On Memorial Trail right now. You can start your snacking at the top where a few have appeared however, if you want to stop and pick a container-full, better to walk down to a mid-mountain location.

I just spoke to Sage at the Summit Nature Center who was out on Flower Point and she reports the huckleberries are starting there too however, she also found the biggest pile of BEAR SCAT she has ever seen. Remember, if you are picking it’s best to bring friends, make noise and carry bear spray!