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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

51 Hikes
Shedroof Divide

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
22.8 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
3.12
(8 votes)
The Shedroof Divide offers some of the best views in northeast Washington as it traverses the wild high country of the Salmo-Priest Wilderness.
 
 
Salmo-Priest Loop

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
19.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3400 ft.
Highest Point: 6480.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.44
(9 votes)
Hike into the heart of Colville's Salmo-Priest Wilderness -- so remote that even grizzly bears have been spotted here. This is high country, with some of the most impressive old growth stands this side of the Cascades. You'll experience old growth cedar, moss, ferns and wildflowers galore. But the vistas are pure Inland Northwest - vast views of the Selkirks and the Upper Priest River Valley.
 
 
North Fork Sullivan Creek

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
5.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 3600 ft.
Highest Point: 6600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
Tucked deep into the heart of the infrequently-visited Colville National Forest is the North Fork Sullivan Trail. This trail has no trailhead of its own, but climbs steadily from its junction with the Halliday and Red Bluff Trails to Crowell Ridge, where you'll enjoy expansive views of the surrounding area.
 
 
Manresa Grotto

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
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0.00
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Manresa Grotto remains closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic
The sign outside the Manresa Grotto states simply: "A beautiful grotto exists." And it's true! It does exist, and while it's beautiful in its own way, it can be a little eerie when one visits alone on a rainy day.
 
 
Potters Pond Fishing and Observation Platform

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
0.25 miles, roundtrip
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0.00
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This short, flat paved trail takes curious hikers less than 100 yards to the Potters Pond Fishing and Observation Platform. From here, enjoy watching a wide variety of birds and fish play and dive in the skies and water. Keep an eye out for the resident pair of bald eagles, or raptors flying the thermals above the cliffs near Bayley Lake just south of the pond.
 
 
McDowell Marsh Environmental Education Trail

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
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0.00
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The McDowell Marsh Environmental Education Trail (McMEET) is a 1.2 mile hardened environmental education trail offering hikers an opportunity to explore five distinct ecological habitats, ranging from riparian to semi-arid, which are managed specifically for native plants and wildlife.
 
 
Browns Lake

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 20 ft.
Highest Point: 2440.0 ft.
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0.00
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A short one mile trail around a quiet fishing lake in northeastern Washington.
 
 
Headquarters Trail

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
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0.00
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This paved trail is about 0.25 miles and loops around the small Spring Creek pond. There is also a short spur to a small bluff that overlooks the Little Pend Oreille River and the valley that the river runs through.
 
 
 
6.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 850 ft.
Highest Point: 2260.0 ft.
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0.00
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Visit Rustler's Gulch to enjoy in year-round wetlands, seasonal wildflowers, and an abundance of wildlife.
 
 
Shedroof Cutoff

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
1.8 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
The Shedroof Cutoff Trail serves as a short feeder trail to the Shedroof Divide Trail in the Salmo Priest Wilderness.
 
 
North Fork Silver Creek Trail

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
7.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 4078 ft.
Highest Point: 7308.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
The longer, more scenic approach to Abercrombie Mountain, North Fork Silver Creek Trail is worth the extra effort involved for a hike to eastern Washington's second highest summit.
 
 
Flume Creek Trail

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
8.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 7310.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Flume Creek provides access to Abercrombie Mountain from the east side of the peak via a nicely graded and well-maintained trail.
 
 
Hall - Grassy Divide

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
5.1 miles, one-way
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0.00
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This long ridge route gives hikers big views in all directions and also serves as a connector to enable big loop opportunities with other nearby trails.
 
 
Kalispell Rock

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
5.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1490 ft.
Highest Point: 5200.0 ft.
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0.00
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Once home to a fire lookout, the granite slabs that make up Kalispell Rock overlook the Priest River drainage.
 
 
 
4.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 600 ft.
Highest Point: 2619.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.62
(8 votes)
WTA is helping Little Pend Oreille to develop a trail for refuge visitors in the 40,200 acre Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge 13 miles southeast of Colville. The loop trail starts at the Refuge headquarters and heads upward gaining 600 ft to the regional views from Mill Butte.
 
 
Sherlock Peak

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1580 ft.
Highest Point: 6200.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.25
(4 votes)
On this remote hike in the Colville National Forest, you'll find wooded trails and panoramic views of the Columbia River, the Pend Oreille Valley, and Deep Creek.
 
 
Red Bluff

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 220 ft.
Highest Point: 3920.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(4 votes)
The well-maintained Red Bluff trail is a great place to enjoy the Colville National Forest’s native flora and fauna in May through November.
 
 
Abercrombie Mountain Trail

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
7.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2350 ft.
Highest Point: 7300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.57
(7 votes)
From Eastern Washington’s second-highest peak, the former home to Eastern Washington’s second-highest lookout, take in hundreds of square miles of rolling forested terrain, from the Canadian Purcells to the Columbia Plateau.
 
 
Hall Mountain

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
14.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4130 ft.
Highest Point: 6323.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.38
(8 votes)
Climb, climb, climb through several stages of eastern forest to open wildflower filled alpine meadows and inspired views on this abandoned lookout peak.
 
 
Halliday

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
8.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 4800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(3 votes)
The Halliday trail is certainly no holiday, but tackling this steep, infrequently maintained trail means you will get quite the workout, and have the opportunity to experience the varying terrain and environments of the Colville National Forest.
 
 
Crowell Ridge

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
8.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Highest Point: 6880.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.67
(6 votes)
Crowell Ridge is visible from many valley roads but hikers rarely tread on it. Rough roads, steep trail, and sheer distance from city centers keeps this ridgeline lonely, but the expansive views to be had from the summit are worth the work.
 
 
Bead Lake

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
11.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.71
(7 votes)
Hug the shoreline for a lovely out-and-back trek along the undeveloped side of Bead Lake.
 
 
Grassy Top

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
7.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
Let the car take care of most of the climbing, then enjoy this gently contouring trail that begins in forest and passes through thickets of huckleberries before arriving in the upper grassy meadows that provide spectacular views of the surrounding peaks in the Selkirk range.
 
 
Thunder Creek

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
5.1 miles, one-way
Gain: 2000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.17
(6 votes)
With its lush old growth forest, Thunder Creek is arguably the best of the feeder trails leading to the Shedroof Divide and the heart of the Salmo Priest Wilderness.
 
 
Sullivan Lakeshore

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
8.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 250 ft.
Highest Point: 2840.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
Wander woods reminiscent of eastern hardwood forest, filled with aspen, hemlock and birch along the largest natural lake in the Colville National Forest—plus enjoy one of the best western larch displays in Eastern Washington.
 
 
Tacoma Peak Trail

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 5000.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
Branch off from the Batey Bould ORV Area to climb into the Colville National Forest. Enjoy the trees as you walk through the forest up to the top of Tacoma Peak, where you can get views of the Pend Oreille River Valley.
 
 
Mission Point Trail

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
0.5 miles, roundtrip
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0.00
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Even without a tour guide, this interpretative trail has plenty to offer hikers who enjoy learning about local history. The trail starts next to Saint Paul's Mission, built around 1847 at the Fort Colville fur-trading site. From there it goes to an overlook of the Kettle Falls site, though the falls are now submerged beneath Lake Roosevelt.
 
 
Hungry Mountain

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
8.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2180 ft.
Highest Point: 5955.0 ft.
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0.00
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Hiking Hungry Mountain, at least at the peak of huckleberry season, requires willpower more than hiking stamina. Give in to temptation, and hikers may never reach the namesake peak. For those who are willing to hike hungry rather than fill up on the purple trailside bounty, Hungry Mountain rewards visitors with picturesque views toward the Idaho Selkirks. Nab the peak first, and save the berries for the return to the trailhead.
 
 
Noisy Creek

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
5.3 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 4700.0 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
Cross Noisy Creek on this difficult trail through Colville National Forest.
 
 
Douglas Falls Grange Park - Nature Loop Trail

Eastern Washington -- Selkirk Range

 
1.5 miles, roundtrip
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)