North of Whitefish near Stryker, there are variety of mountain bike trails descending from the Mount Marston lookout. The Lookout offers panoramic views of the Tobacco Valley and snow-covered peaks of Glacier National Park.
To get to the lookout from NFS Murphy Lake Campground, head south on US93 for about 6 miles. Turn left heading east onto a wide Forest Service road along Stillwater Creek towards Loon Echo Resort. After roughly 8 miles, look for 4WD road heading northeast up North Fork Creek. Continue along 4WDmountain bike track for 3 miles to reach FS3797. Proceed west on FS3797 for 4 miles and turn right onto FS900 leading up to the Mount Marston Summit.
From the summit, there are three routes down: Laughing Water Creek Trail (#98(#198?)/5.5mi./3500); Patrick Ridge Trail (#860/7.5mi./2900 ); and Mt. Marston Trail (#361/9mi./3200). All three routes eventually end up down at US93.
Also, the Groves Creek/Mount Marston Trail System developed for snowmobiling passes through the Flathead valley and Whitefish Mountain Range. A map is available from the Flathead Snowmobile Association at (406) 756-6139.
Overall, Mount Marston Trail System is the 7th most popular mountain bike trail of all 32 mountain biking rides in Montana.