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Swift Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

Flat, easy less than 2 mile loop.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

3,167' 965 m

High

3,075' 937 m

Low

124' 38 m

Up

117' 36 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

ADA Accessible From the Trailhead to the Overlook is ADA Accessible and is marked as such.

Family Friendly Easy access from Whitefish and a relatively flat hike with a great view of Swift Creek as the reward. I took my 4 year old grandson on it though he was on my shoulders for about a half mile.

Swift Creek Trailhead has a large parking area with a pit toilet.

Description

Starting from the parking lot, head past the trail sign down a slight drop down and on to the trail junction. The loop can be done in either direction, Taking the right hand or north of the two trails, you wander through spruce and hemlock. After less than a half mile, the trail enters an old logging road with Douglas firs and Ponderosa pines. You are on the road for about half mile. The trail that stays on the road heads to Smith Lake. The Swift Creek Loop heads left. The overlook is 0.2 mile after that junction. The 0.5 mile from the overlook back to the parking lot is ADA.

Flora & Fauna

Douglas fir, larch, ponderosa pine, hemlock and spruce.

Shared By:

Brian Powers

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in Whitefish

#15055

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in Whitefish

#353

in Montana

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Swift Creek and the Whitefish Range.
Jul 14, 2020 near Whitefish, MT

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