Walk In The Trees, Whitefish Resort, Montana


Walk In The Trees

Climb into the treetops and admire sweeping views of lakes and forests from the top of Whitefish Mountain. A unique experience, Walk in the Treetops aims to educate and inspire. Read More

  • Admire the peaceful forest floor 70-feet below as you walk across the elevated boardwalk. 
  • Feel the exhilaration as you make your way across the narrow planks in the sky, which make Walk in the Treetops such a unique experience. 
  • Learn more about the old growth forest and blooming flora on Whitefish Mountain.

Why should I visit Walk in the Treetops?

By way of a narrow boardwalk canopy 70 feet above the ground, Walk in the Treetops affords a birds-eye view of Whitefish Lake and the surrounding valley.

Enjoy the exhilaration of moving along the wooden planks of the boardwalk over the peaceful forest below or take a minute to admire the vast valley from one of the elevated viewing platforms.

Book the tour in the early morning hours or late-afternoon for the best chance of wildlife viewing. This is the only treetop walk of its kind, which makes it a once in a lifetime experience.

Where is the trailhead?

Walk in the Treetops’ trailhead begins 1.5 miles from the Whitefish Mountain base lodge. Guests can be shuttled 1-mile to the rendezvous point before the boardwalk begins.

What can I expect?

  • Distance: Tour includes a ½ mile walk from trailhead to boardwalk, then a 700’ boardwalk. 
  • Average Time of Hike: 2.5 hours 
  • Elevation Gain: Boardwalk is 70 feet above the ground. 
  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate. 
  • Trail Type: Loop trail with a ½ mile unpaved walk between the trailhead and boardwalk.

What should I know before hiking this trail?

  • Age Minimum: Children must be at least 10-years-old and 54” tall. 
  • Heights: Although considered a moderate hike, you should be comfortable with heights. Visitors are secured via harness to the canopy and must have a 42” waist to fit in the harness. 
  • Weather: The weather can change rapidly on top of the mountain. A sunny morning can change to rain pretty quickly, so be prepared with the right gear. A rain jacket, closed-toe shoes and a few warm layers are strongly recommended.