Frater Lake Trail is a 10 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ione, WA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Directions from Colville: Follow Highway 20 for 29 miles east to Frater Lake.
I did some cross country skiing here last winter. The trails were groomed, and it was beautiful. There's a warming cabin by Frater Lake.
Trail was easy enough my 2 and 1 yr old could do it just fine. But we only made it up 3 miles before we stumbled upon a bear and had to turn around. Around 2 miles up the trail had a few down trees blocking the path. There is a sign that has fallen down showing a different path, do not follow that sign, but continue straight. Loved what we seen. Will be going back later.