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: July 21, 2021

Huckleberries are ripe and ready to be picked mid-mountain along the Danny On Trail. Teresa Wenum with the Flathead National Forest says there are tons of ripe hucks mid-mountain along the Danny On Trail as well as right before Haskill Slide.

For future huckleberry picking, berries are still green by Tbar and the East Rim trail of Danny On trail. Wenum says, so far this summer huckleberries are doing well and thriving in this hot, dry weather. Remember, if you’re picking huckleberries, you’re in bear territory. Pick with a friend, carry your bear spray and make noise. Then, go home and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

We’ll update you with more huckdates as the summer continues.