Whits Lake Road

3/5 (4 reviews)
West Yellowstone, Montana (Gallatin County)
Last Updated: 09/18/2022
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Highlights

Whits Lake Trail is located just 45 minutes south of Big Sky and 15 minutes north of West Yellowstone, offering beautiful forest scenery and Lake Views on a very easy to navigate dirt road. This road provides great views of Hebgen Lake and easy access to the popular hiking trails leading to Johnson and Whits Lakes. This trail is located in Gallatin National Forest just 10 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park which allows you to let the dogs off the leash and be a part of the adventure with the friends and family.

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Trail Reviews

3/5 (4 reviews)
Cory W
Official Crew
27800
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 06/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Snowy mountain tops, blue skies, scattered clouds, green grass, wildflowers, and views of Hebgen Lake are always a nice little detour this time of year. With the ongoing logging operations, the nice sheltered campsite at Waypoint 3 has changed quite a bit. The road was in good shape, but we opted not to hike to the lakes today with the mosquitos out in force.
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory W
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory W
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Cory W
Official Crew
27800
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/27/2021

Pretty drive, especially on the way back out overlooking Hebgen Lake. The smoke from the nearby Goose Fire was pretty thick today.
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory W
Cory W
Official Crew
27800
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/25/2020

Green grass and wildflowers, a beautiful time of year for this short trail. We started the hike to Whits Lake but quickly turned around due to an overwhelming amount of mosquitos.
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory W
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory W
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Cory W
Official Crew
27800
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 07/24/2019

This is a nice trail just off the highway and a great spot to check out the wildflowers and get a little bit higher view of Hebgen Lake. Sometimes we drive it to the end, but we usually just turn around at Johnson Lake Trailhead and enjoy the views of Hebgen Lake on the way back down to the highway. Whits Lake hiking trail is a popular spot making the road a little too busy for my liking.
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory W
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory W
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