Summit Trail - TRAIL

Summit Trail - Trail, Whitefish, Montana

8 mile 4.5% grade ascent. Well marked, in and out of trees, grinds up to summit of ski area. Also accessible at top via lift for downhillers.

User Reviews (6)

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  Downhiller [Feb 01, 2004]

I go up to this mountain every time I visit family in Whitefish. That is about 5 times a year. I am an advanced level rider and I have to say that every time I go to this Mountain I am impressed. They have an excellent Mtn.-x course and the downhilling kicks ass as well. You can take the lift to the top for $15 or you can ride to the top if you aren't pedalling a 45 lb. dh rig. At the top stop at the bar for a drink then set off down the summit trail. You can take a couple of off the map lines down the trail a little faster that go off to the side of the main trail that have some good 3-7 foot rock drops. Take the right turn back onto the summit trail and the head down to Dave's Dive(short but fast & fun)Once you get back to the lift you can either head back up again or you can head down through the Mtn-x course and down to the skills parks. I give this trail a 4 technical difficulty if you take Dave's Dive.

Customer Service

Summit trail to the top or $15 bucks for a quick trip up the lifts.

Similar Products Used: Dave's Dive.
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4
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4
Craig Vanderlan   [Jul 20, 2000]

Nice 1.5 hr to 2 hr climb, non-technical but steady 4.5% grade with occasional switchbacks and rocky sections. Watch for downhillers screaming down from summit. Beautiful scenic views along the way but the summit has a panoramic view of Glacier National Park and all other mountain ranges, lakes valleys in area. Return trip downhill is a blast with long straight sections for all-out speed and turns and switchbacks to add a little flavor. Lower section has some nice sections through the trees. Takes about 30 minutes to come down. Alternate trip is take the lift to the top all day and descend all day for $17 or $18. We like climbing!! The views make it all worthwhile!

Customer Service

Start at Hike/Bike Shop (maps available but not needed). Climb clearly marked Summit Trail to top

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4
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Jason Keeling   [Jul 24, 2000]

I was up in this area for a couple of days, and thought I would try this one out. I found it too be very nice sceanery on the way up. And on the way down I was ready to go fast, but as soon as you start getting a grin built up on your mug you have to hit the skids and pull a switch back and it is this way all the way down. I would reccomend this trail for begginers or the person that wants to take in the scenery.

Customer Service

Same as above

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3
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Jeff   [Oct 31, 2000]

The best part about this trail is the full bar waiting for you at the top (durring the summer months only).

Customer Service

A blind man could find his way up this trail.

Similar Products Used: The Palace, Casey's, The Northern
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3
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Ron Stevens   [Oct 31, 2000]

I was here when the Big Mountain put in the
summit trail a few years back. They've put
in a few other single track trails and improved
this one. I must say they did a very good job
and once you made it to the top, the views
are incredable. You can see into nearby Glacier
Park, Up north to Canada, South into the Flathead Valley, East into the Great Bear
Wilderness with the Great Northern Mountain
rising to the heavens and west over looking
the Flathead National Forest. Coming down
the trail is the gift you give to yourself for
climbing up the thing. Anyone can do this trail
and if you don't have the legs for climbing you can take the lift for a ($) price to the top
and coast down.

Customer Service

Start at the base of Big Mountain and go up.
There is a way of going up starting from the
valley floor and going through Haskill basin
all on fire roads and adding about 8 more miles on your trip. Ask the local bike shop or find
me. I'll ride with you.

Similar Products Used: You can ride in this area all day in some
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3
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Tod   [Jul 06, 2001]

Easy smooth trail, steady climb, nothing too challenging. Several other more difficult trails head off the lower half of Summit. Watch out for the tourists on the rented mountain scooters!

Customer Service

Follow Summit Trail up, take some of the other trails on the way down.

Similar Products Used: Dave's Dive, Question Mark
OVERALL
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3
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