Whitefish Divide Trail - Fortine

Whitefish Divide Trail, a ridgeline trail, is one of the main feeder trails in the Thompson Seton Proposed Wilderness. It accesses several high mountain lakes and a number of trails that lead into both the Kootenai and Flathead portions of the Thompson Setons. It offers sensational vistas of Glacier National Park, Flathead Valley and Cabinet Mountains. Hiking difficulty varies from moderate to difficult.

Length: 40 miles

Trail Begins: Big Creek Road 316 (Werner Peak Lookout)

Trail Ends: Whitefish Divide

Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map

USGS Map1: Mount Marston

Township 32N; Range 22W; Section 9


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Phone: 406-296-2536
Fax: 406-296-7188

From Fortine, travel south for 25 miles on US Highway 93. Turn onto Big Creek Road 316 and follow 7 miles to a grated road. Park here and follow 1.5 miles to the road end. Trail 311 continues from here. Follow 2 miles to the junction with Whitefish Divide trail.

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