Whits Lake Road

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3/5 (6 reviews)
West Yellowstone, Montana (Gallatin County)
Last Updated: 12/03/2023
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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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3/5 (6)
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/03/2023

Closed for the season, see you next year!
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 05/17/2023

The openings were delayed for many of the trails this year due to snow accumulation. Whits Lake is now open, while many other surrounding trails remain closed. More information on when the roads and campgrounds are expected to open can be found at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory Wooldridge
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Rated 3/5
Visited: 06/26/2022

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 Wooldridge
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory Wooldridge
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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 Wooldridge
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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 Wooldridge
Trail Review: Whits Lake Road - Cory Wooldridge
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