Huckleberry Picking Updates

Information

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 28th, 2018

This has been a trying year for huckleberry pickers. A few have had some luck, but many have wandered high and low without much to show. Some years are better than others and sometimes patience pays off. This may be one of those years.

We’ve had a report from our friendly Forest Ranger that there’s a plentiful crop of huckleberries in the Flower Point area. If you hike the Danny On from the summit, go the extra miles on the Flower Point Loop to find patches of the purple fruit just off the trail.

Berries are still small, few and far between at the summit but hopefully in a week or two the bushes will start to fill in and we’ll have some easy picking for the little ones who can’t walk as far.