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Escure Ranch - Towell Falls

Central Washington > Potholes Region
47.0143, -117.9436 Map & Directions
Length
6.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
530 feet
Highest Point
1565 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Towell Falls in winter. Photo by Kari S. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Roughly 25 miles south of I-90 at Sprague (Exit 245) lies the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)'s Escure Ranch. Formerly a sheep ranch run by Basque sheepherders, the ranch contains a stretch of Rock Creek, including Towell Falls. The trail follows an old ranch road for three miles along Rock Creek with views of the valley, basalt outcroppings, aspen, spring wildflowers, and native bunchgrass. Continue reading

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Hiking Escure Ranch - Towell Falls

Roughly 25 miles south of I-90 at Sprague (Exit 245) lies the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)'s Escure Ranch. Formerly a sheep ranch run by Basque sheepherders, the ranch contains a stretch of Rock Creek, including Towell Falls.

The trail follows an old ranch road for three miles along Rock Creek with views of the valley, basalt outcroppings, aspen, spring wildflowers, and native bunchgrass. The BLM provides a good map of the area

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Escure Ranch - Towell Falls

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.0143, -117.9436 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

From Spokane, take I-90 west to the town of Sprague, and take exit 245. Go south on WA-23 for 12.5 miles. Turn  right onto Davis Road for another 7.0 miles, then turn left onto Jordan Knott Road. After 2.2 miles, on Jordan Knott, you'll arrive at a fork, stay right to stay on Jordan Knott for another 2.5 miles to arrive at the parking area.  

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Central Washington > Potholes Region

Bureau of Land Management

Guidebooks & Maps

Best Desert Hikes Washington (Bauer and Nelson - Mountaineers Books)

USGS Honn Lakes

USGS Revere

BLM Spokane District Escure Ranch map

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Escure Ranch - Towell Falls

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