Whitefish Montana Lodging, Dining and Official Visitor Information
The peaks of Glacier National Park from Lake McDonald. Photo © Brian Schott  <  || >
Skiing at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo © Noah Couser  <  || >
Winter sleigh ride Photo © Brian Schott  <  || >
Danny On Trail
3.8 or 5.6 Miles

Leaving directly from Whitefish Mountain Resort Village is the popular hiking experience of the Danny On Trail. It meanders up the slopes of Big Mountain through a dazzling array of blooming wildflowers to the 6,817ft summit where it passes through forests and fields. Epic vistas look out over the valley and the mountains from various points along the trail. Finish at the Summt House for lunch and take the chairlift back down. (For current lift pricing visit SkiWhitefish.com/summer)

More About this Trail

There are four different loops and routes on the trail with the longest route being 5.6 miles from base to summit. The most direct route is 3.8 miles. Pack extra clothing, food, water and travel with hiking partners as you are in bear country!

Trail Highlights

Pick Huckleberries, and check out the impressive views of Glacier National Park. Finish with a Milkshake at the Summit House! Take the chairlift up and hike down, or hike up and take the chairlift down (lift ticket required).

Trail Distance

5.6 Total
3.8 direct route

Vertical Gain - Loss

Elevation Gain 2434 ft

Skill Level Required



Dogs welcome, but must be on leash. Dogs are not allowed on chairlifts or in gondolas.

Child Friendly
Pet Friendly
More Information
877-SKI-FISH (toll-free)

Big Mountain Road, Whitefish, MT 59937

Latitude: 48.484784000
Longitude: -114.355230000
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Whitefish Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visitor Information:

307 Spokane Ave., Whitefish, MT 59937

tel: 877-862-3548


Administration Office:

231 First St. Ste G, Whitefish, MT 59937

tel: 406-862-3390

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