Robe Canyon Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From the Verlot Public Center (11 miles east of Granite Falls), travel west on the Mountain Loop Highway 3.9 mile to the trailhead on the left (south).
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.
Decent trail, not as populated as other trails (only saw four other people) Loved following the trail next to the river. Several trees to cross over, muddy. Hike is good for all skill levels. Wouldn't recommend this trail for small dogs, although my Schnuazer did awesome. A few waterfalls along the trail, only downfall is the trail is closed off after 1.5 miles in due to landslides.
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.
I went because of the history of the railway to Monte Carlo, and why it gets 4 stars from me, even though it's closed about halfway. There are signs posted before you can even get to the first tunnel, to not go past that point due to unstable trail danger. A rock slide had taken place and it can be risky getting through, as not all the rocks, aka "boulders" are stable and if you knock one out of place, you could find yourself underneath the rocks that are above and you'll have to use all 4's at times. If you get beyond the slides, you can get to the tunnels. At the trailhead it does not give this information, so if you want to obey the sign, this hike may be considered a waste of time. It only let's you know that the trail is closed at tunnel 5?... I think it was tunnel 5. In other words, at the trailhead, you are led to believe that you can, at least walk through a tunnel or two. I will say that the river from the sign is quite gorgeous though; it's flowing through a canyon and you can walk on a bit of the old rr ties. Idk if this mid-trail closure is recent, since I don't see a post in the comments about it, but hope it gets fixed. It's extremely popular on weekends... So many cars are seen at the trailhead, so if you want to be away from people, and still choose this hike, I would suggest go early and go on a weekday. There's a few switchbacks in the woods at the beginning and if the slides get repaired, this is an easy hike.
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.