Johnson Peak TrailheadFrom downtown Whitefish drive approximately 5 miles north on Rt. 93 to Twin Bridges Road and turn left. Drive approximately 1 to 2 miles and turn right on...yes, Twin Bridges Road again. Travel a short distance on Twin Bridges until it dead ends into Farm To Market Road. Turn right here and drive for approximately 5 miles until coming to Star Meadows Road where you will turn left. Travel for approximately 8 miles on Star Meadows Road until coming to Forest Service Road #2904. Watch for this on the right after topping out on a large incline.
The real beauty of hiking Johnson Peak is that you can make it long with a considerable elevation gain or short with little elevation gain. Forest Service Road #2904 is OPEN to motorized vehicles and with numerous pullouts along the entire road you have many options to lengthen or shorten this hike as you see fit.
Longer Route Statistic
Parking at the bottom of FS Road 2904
Approximately 6.25 miles to
summit with an elevation gain of
Shorter route statistic
Parking at Trail 176 TH
Approximately 1.25 miles to summit
with an elevation gain of 694'