Top off water bottles at the ice-cold Godman Spring before beginning this hike. The trail drops rapidly, passing through patches of giant old-growth timber but also breaking out of the trees into places with views in all directions. Find giant Douglas fir, lovely western juniper, and hundreds of wildflowers. Visit in June for peak blooms. The Guard Station can be rented through the recreation.gov website.
Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue MountainsView map below
11.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 5504 ft.
Map & Directions
Co-ordinates: 46.0998, -117.7868 Open map in new window
From Dayton, take FR 64 toward Bluewood Ski Area. At the intersection with the ski area spur road, bear right an continue on FR 64 approximately two miles, then take FR 46 to the trailhead at Godman Guard Station.