|Photo by jhildahl|
For a nice short day hike, only about 40 minutes on hiking time, try Kalispell Island in the middle of Priest Lake. The trail is mostly flat and circumnavigates the Island. At many locations along the trail are nice white beaches which can be used to rest, swim, or even eat lunch. The most difficult hurdle to overcome is the access to the trail. You will need a boat or some other form of water transport to reach the island.
The best access point for this trail is by parking at the boat launch provided by the Forest Service, just east of Hills Resort.