Here are just a FEW of the Trails in the Flathead Valley!

  • Great Northern historic trail

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 0 miles

    Ride this very scenic 22 mile (one way) paved rails to trail from Somers to Kila. The trail gives you peeks into Glacier National Park as well as two Wildlife Preserves in Batavia and Smith Lake. Downtown Kalispell is just a short nine block jaunt as you exit the trail at Sunnyside Drive. You can then wet your whistle and graze at the Somers Bay Café and Dels Bar in Somers, Fatt Boys Bar and Grill on US Hwy 2 in Kalispell or the Kila Pub at your destination in Kila.

  • Swan River Nature Trail

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 10 miles

    Bigfork’s 2-mile long gravel trail looks down on the Wild Mile of the Swan River. Head into town from Montana 35 on Grand Drive and go past Electric Avenue and the Bigfork Inn. The trailhead’s at the top of the short hill.

  • Herron Park / Foy’s to Blacktail Trails

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 13 miles

    More than 6 miles of hiking/biking trails, from well surfaced to steep single track, topped off by a terrific visitor center and a fantastic bird’s eye view of the entire valley.

  • Lone Pine State Park

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 8 miles

    Less than 10 minutes from Kalispell, Herron Park is a mountain biker’s / hiker’s / cross country skier’s gateway to a vast trail system through timberlands that extend south toward Blacktail Mountain. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has a visitor center at the top!

  • Pig Farm-Farm to Market Road area

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 25 miles

    An elaborate network of fat tire single track runs through woodland and meadows, easy enough for casual day-trippers but capable of throwing down the gauntlet for weekend warriors. There aren’t trail markers, so bring a healthy sense of direction — or if lacking, your GPS. Directions: From Kalispell head north on U.S. 93. Turn left (West) on West Reserve. Go 4 miles to Farm to Market Road and turn right (North). The area known by locals as the “Pig Farm” is about 7 miles north, a little way past Farm to Market Pork. The unsigned parking area will be on your left across from the Ray Kuhn Wildlife Reserve which is signed.

  • Spencer Mountain

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 32 miles

    Spencer Mountain has about 15 miles of established trails for bikers, hikers, and horseback riders, taking off from Spencer Lake four miles north of Whitefish on Hwy. 93 west at Twin Bridges Road.

  • Big Mountain Road

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 34 miles

    A road biker’s nemesis and heaven, rolled into one. About 5 miles and 1,500 vertical feet of up, rewarded with 5 miles of down.

  • Whitefish Mountain Resort

    Distance Spoke & Paddle: 34 miles

    Danny On Memorial Trail provides dramatic panoramas which lead to the 7,000 ft summit of Big Mountain. Choose from routes ranging 3 to 6 miles in length. Ride the gondola or chairlift up and hike down, or hoof it up the mountain and reward yourself with a cold drink at the Summit House before heading down. Hang your mountain bike on the lift and sashay up “The Big,” then free ride over 20 miles of cross country trails from the superbly scenic Summit Trail to the Runaway Train.

  • Whitefish Trail

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 32 miles

    The Whitefish trail is a multi-use, donor supported trail system. A Montana State Lands recreation use permit is required ONLY outside the trail corridor. Dogs are allowed on the trail and must be under control at all times. Please respect private lands and yield to others. This trail system is a non-motorized recreational trail and consists of seven trail heads and numerous miles of trails and single tracks.

  • Going to the Sun Road- Glacier National Park

    Distance from Spoke & Paddle: 56 miles

    The hale and hearty bicyclists that head up this famed highway are awarded not only by the spectacular scenery but with major kudos for conquering the 3,500 foot elevation gain from Lake McDonald to Logan Pass. Distance from the park’s west entrance is 32 miles. Make sure your brakes are in optimal shape for the return trip, or just head up the road as far as your legs carry you. The first half is fairly flat. Some traveling restrictions apply. Information on road closures will be provided at the gate when entering the park.