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Nine Mile Falls

Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range
48.5427, -118.6340 Map & Directions
Length
0.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
100 feet
Highest Point
3400 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
  • Waterfalls

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The trail is short and the drive is long from the nearest town. It is however a perfect leg stretcher if you are out exploring the remote forests of Central Washington. Continue reading

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Hiking Nine Mile Falls

Nine Mile Falls is unlikely to warrant a visit by itself. The trail is short and the drive is long from the nearest town. It is however a perfect leg stretcher if you are out exploring the remote forests of Central Washington.

The trail starts off running level along the top of a small ridge line. Impressively moist for it’s east-of-the-crest location, the ground is thick with mosses and diverse flora. Take some time to enjoy the quiet nature of this lonesome trail. The trail is duffy underfoot and the trees just thick enough to provide good shade. After a short one-eighth of a mile the trail turns steeply downhill.

The waterfall crashes in the recesses of a small gorge mostly hidden by overgrown brush. This turnaround will be perfect for the small legs in your group. An even steeper, user trail drops into the gorge wrapping around to the base and better views. The return quarter mile to your car will leave you wishing for more.

Hike Description Written by
Austin Smith, WTA Correspondent

Nine Mile Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5427, -118.6340 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Head east on State Route 20 from the center of Republic, WA. At just over 7 miles turn right on FS road 99. Stay left at 10+ miles (this turns to Black Floor Cabin Road a.k.a. FS 2053). At approximately 15.5 miles reach a T junction with FS 2053 turning right and FS 2054 turning left. Turn left and park immediately. The trail sign can be very difficult to spot so don’t leave the intersection!

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

Nine Mile Falls (#44)

Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District

Guidebooks & Maps

USGS Map: Bear Mountain

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