Old Robe Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Historical rail-trail was instrumental in the Monte Cristo gold rush days The trail begins in a second growth forest and then descends to the former mill town of Robe. The trail is flat until it joins the river then steep hillsides and the results of years of erosion take over. When following along the route, you take a step back in history, as this rail-trail was instrumental in the Monte Cristo gold rush days. The land in places was so steep that tunnels were placed in frequent location along the line. Use caution when entering these tunnels. The first tunnel #6 is at approximately 1.4 miles. At 1.7 miles is tunnel #5, which is 250 ft. long and on a slight curve. Tunnel #4 was removed by the railroad and is now a cut with a rockslide at the west end. Just beyond this point is a huge rock wall built up from the river to the grade. Further along is tunnel #3 which has collapsed. This trail is on private land.
we went on 1/14 - and while there was a lot of ice still, it made it all the more beautiful. We went off the trail a few times to take some cool snapshots but all in all I'd say it's a good little hike.
Nice trail, however this trail was closed off after a mile or so in, due to landslides. Loved being able to hike along the river. Beautiful scenery, great for all skill levels. Dogs welcome on a leash. Lots of roots, rocks and trees to cross over. Even a few pretty waterfall along the way.
Nice trail today but quite a few people on the trail. There were a few that wanted to cut the switch backs. As I had my dog, jumping over all the trees was quite a chore and like others said you can only go so far. Might have gone to the tunnels but with a large dog it was getting kind of difficult for him. Other than that it was a quick hike and the water was beautiful.
Fun trail. Single file hiking at times. It was closed at tunnel 5 so didn't venture past that with two kiddos in two. Mostly Ok with the kids, but the 5-year-old had to be carrier at times. Beautiful water!
Made it all the way to the tunnel. Shaded. Great hike on a hot day with a chance to cool off in the water. Switch backs and washouts make it a moderate hike but lots of fun with the kids and dog.
love this trail! very pretty views and lots to see.
So fun. It was totally magical. I'm 4.5 mo pregnant and we went as a family with my husband, a 5 year old, and a dog. More than a nature walk but definitely challenging and adventurous enough to be interesting for everyone. We found a little beach just before the first tunnel and climbed down to cool off on our way back. Butterflies, wild raspberries, and most gorgeous scenery. The tunnels are spooky fun for all and the glimpse into the past is so very cool.
Steep going down to the river. Trail was closed before the caves due to landslides. Overall the views were spectacular and the hike moderate.
The trail is not well marked but is a fun one. We took our 5 year old and she needed to have some hand holding on the cliffs but it was generally good for her. The wash out is precarious but passable just be careful and make sure the kids are listening. Very enjoyable hike nice tunnels, on the second tunnel there is a flat rock that worked well for our fried chicken and salad lunch. make sure you use a back pack though, your going to use both hands for climbing.
A great trail- went all the way to the tunnels. Beautiful trail along the river. Wasn't excited to go back up the hillside at the end but it was great.
This hike was a waste of time. It stops before you even get to the caves. DO NOT HIKE THIS TRAIL UNTIL THEY CLEAR THE LANDSLIDE AREA!!
Not worth it if you are going to stop at the closure sign as there isn't anything interesting up to that point. Keep going and it gets much better with awesome views.
I like this trail, however it is deemed unsafe for most of the hike I wish I could have finished