Robe Canyon Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Granite Falls, WA and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until November.
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.
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.
Very nice trail in good condition. The only minus is watch your dog's feet. We went last weekend and Earl came back with red and inflamed skin around the pads not the pads themselves.
Enjoyable hike, trail head is marked by large brick sign but writing not legible, did not make it to the tunnel due to washouts and carrying my son in a pack. Did not want to climb over fallen logs and such. Otherwise we had a great time. Will go back again without the baby!
Very easy hike, all down hill in the beginning but it is flat after that, trail is very well marked, after you get to the first train tunnel the trail does continue and you can see maybe three more, it's a good hike if you are short on time!
Fun quick hike along the old railroad ! There were some wash outs but little side routes exist. After this hike drive over to the Lime Kiln Trail. Makes for a good day of hiking.
nice little walk. i want to run this trail sometime cuz it would be a good beginning run.
The hike isn't much more than a walk in the woods along the river. I haven't been back in a few years but carried my 1 year old in a front pack carrier last time. Aside from the uphill walk out it's a great trip for the family.
The trail was washed out at the end, so you only can go soo far. Lovely views, but wanted more of a challenge.