Frenchman Coulee is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Quincy, Washington and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and camping and is accessible year-round.
An easy winter hike with a payoff of a frozen waterfall.
great to just make your own path to the falls
Beautiful scenery! Be sure to pick the season you go because I went in early Sept. & the waterfalls were either small or bone dry.
absolutely magnificent climbing and vista
Absolutely our most favorite hiking location.
By far, our most favorite hike in the whole world. We love Frenchman coulee, the area is beautiful and there are so many different directions to hike. You like flat easy trails? Perfect, go to the sand dunes. You like to do a bit tougher hikes? Perfect, go the opposite direction and go climb some steep ass hills. Seriously, I can't speak any higher of this location, it is our most favorite place to hike.
Awesome place, takes you back in time. Truly awe inspiring!
one of the beautiful trails in
Eastern Wa. check beautifulwashington.com for details of this trail
Giving it 3 stars only because whomever manages the land seems oblivious to all of the garbage that has been thrown off of cliff edges. There are old cars, refrigerators, lawnmowers and a plethora of unnamed items mostly along the road edge but a lot of junk on the opposite side of the coulee. There aren't supposed to be any motorized vehicles in the coulee but we were passed by a kid and his girlfriend driving a utv up to the falls. We told a ranger later but they have to see them before they can ticket them. Other than those two gripes, its a beautiful coulee. We hiked it in late march and there weren't any wildflowers yet unfortunately.
The trails are all pretty well marked, especially on the plateau between the camping areas and the climbing walls. Some of the trails along the walls are a little dodgy, passing close to the edge of cliffs or through shale fields. One recommendation is to always go up and over to get to and from the walls; we went down and around once, which involved a lot of scooting and a fantasy of riding a big shale slab as a surfboard down the hill.
Well worth the effort with one anchor point on the east side of the heavily used trail. Very difficult climb :) not for beginners
Wonderful views, moderate to difficult need to be careful spotted a couple rattlers along the way. Lots of fun a must hike
A well-worn trail connecting most of Frenchman's climbing faces. It isn't an easy walk--with slippery, rocky uphill climbs and sections where you will have to squeeze through and climb over rocks. But I suppose anyone planning on rock climbing shouldn't have a problem! Be sure to visit Air Guitar and pay your respects to climbing legend Kropp.