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This was a great hike for Mother's Day--relatively easy and a perfect distance for our first hike. :-)

Drove two hours, and let me tell you it was worth it!

The hike to the summit and back is actually 3.5 miles. If you continue on the primitive trail you will reach about 4.75 miles. Great hike!

Please please please be careful if you hike off-road here. We have had way too many casualties here in the last few years from people swimming next to the falls or getting too close to cliffs. Bringing dogs or small children is not a good idea because the trail is so steep in some spots.

All of that said, the best time to come is Spring because the falls are still full, and the hikes are gorgeous. I do three different locations: hike out to where you can stand above the falls, hike along the walls of the canyon, and hike down to the water. The trail down to the water is very worn. It gets extremely hot here, so multiple water bottles is a must. Also, parking is by check or cash only unless you have a Discover pass.

Very mellow hike with multiple lakes and beautiful views. Highly recommend

backpacking
19 days ago

Great Hike! Lush greenery, started at 7pm just as it was raining.. decided to go for it.. took 2 hours to push it up there.. but it’s so worth it! One of my all time backpacking trips .

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike. You have to hike up the logging road past the locked gate about 1.3 miles to the trailhead. Some downed trees over trail but easy to maneuver over. Still a lot of water running across the trail if you have dogs. Beautiful views. Bring bug spray!

hiking
26 days ago

The ridge offers 360 degree views of the Palouse and depending on the time of year you visit, the colors will shift, fade and brighten. The dry side of the butte is your typical desert...which means sun in your face and a chance to pretend it's springtime in the dead of winter. The north side of the butte has been taken over by lush forests...which means the wildlife is abundant as well.

The first 1.5 miles take you up to the ridgeThe trail is wide and the switchbacks are easily manageable.. From here you reach that view. And you can meander the ridge about .5 miles to take in every angle.

I managed to wander off the trail as per usual, so my hike ended up being closer to 4.5 miles, but finding a rock to sit on in the blinding sun while the pup ran through the tall grass made it worth it. I highly recommend staying for the sunset as well - just don't forget the park closes at dusk, so your hike down needs to be a bit speedy. You can return the way you came or take the back loop down to the campground.

One of my favorite trails in the Great Burn! I love walking through the giant cedar groves. You’ll earn it as you climb to Hub Lake in the second mile - a good deal of incline. But lots of huckleberries if you time it right! Bugs were present at the lake but the breeze and some bug spray mostly kept them at bay. Don’t miss out on this one!

hiking
27 days ago

Took two middle school boys on the full loop hike and it was awesome! The views of the fields this time of year are breathtaking. The hike was super easy. It says moderate but we barely broke a sweat. The trail is really well maintained but a little dusty in places so keep that in mind when you pick your hiking shoes. Also, be mindful of the rocks that are sticking out of the ground. They are perfect to catch a toe on and down you go.

scenic driving
28 days ago

I drove up to Roman Nose Lakes yesterday to scout it for an upcoming hike with a friend. The bridge closure is easily circumvented by going into Bonner's Ferry northbound on Highway 95 and turning left just before crossing the Kootenai River Bridge. The road goes through the old downtown section and then along the river, and finally crosses the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. Ignore several signs saying that Snow Creek Bridge is closed, as you needn't cross it going this way. When you get to the mountainside on the refuge after crossing the flats, take a left onto a dirt road and go a couple of miles until you get to the closed bridge. Snow Creek Road goes up the hill at this point and you can drive all the way to the lakes. Smoke from fires in Washington was bad down in the valley, but thinned out up high.

has a little bit of everything, including an alternate rustic path up to the summit. great views of the Palouse landscape. the bedrock is quartzite--metamorphosed sandstone....sand from an ancient shoreline. pine trees and prairie flora. would recommend!

backpacking
1 month ago

Good hike with some neat waterfalls along the way. Pretty steep in some parts but overall not terrible. The upper lake (hub) is definitely worth the extra half mile up. Clear water lakes perfect for a quick dip. Over all enjoyable as a nice day hike.

backpacking
1 month ago

Scenic trail that wasn't hard even with an overnight pack. I shared the trail with elderly and children.

The skeeters at Hub Lake are thick and hungry; otherwise a great adventure.

1 month ago

Just a quick update on the road to Roman nose. Closed during construction on part of the way up. Until 8/2 the road by the animal conservation, just past the railroad tracks was blocked due to bridge work. Locals said there was a way to drive around to the back side but it could possibly have a gate across the road. We couldn't find it. Bummer...another day Roman nose!

walking
1 month ago

The little hike is well worth it... It's like 1.5hrs away from Tri-Cities. Pretty nice for landscape photography. BUT extremely hot during summer months as it is pretty dry and almost desert-like (like most of South East WA) so make sure you bring plenty of water and sunblock!

Beautiful day, waterfalls, lakes, good incline, shade and sun, couldnt have had a better hike today! Wandering around the lakes was worth adding the extra mileage! Mosquitos were terrible at Hub but great campsites! This is now one of my favs!!

Parked at the south trailhead for "Stevens Creek" off of Stevens Creek Road. Hiked a little under a mile to "Big Rock" and enjoyed the views of the Palouse to the South and Spokane Valley to the North. From where the Stevens Creek Trail meets the Iller Creek Loop at the top I recommend going down on the East (right) loop, as it is more exposed and steep, and then up on the West (left) loop, as it is shaded and less steep. Iller Creek Trailhead to the North off of Dishman Mica is also an access point for the entire area. Good trail for dogs, there is a creek along the west loop.

Great hike with beautiful views in all directions. A portion of the trail goes through the forest along a creek and makes it for a nice cool—down. The rocks are obviously amazing. Bring lots of water as it gets hot this time of the year! Very dog friendly. We will be back!

Gorgeous views! Being a Colorado native I can be a bit of a hiking snob, but this was a wonderful hike. Not too difficult, but enough to feel like you get a work out and get your blood pumping with various options to shorten or lengthen depending on how much time your able to commit. There’s also a cute little park for the littles that my 1 and 3 yr old boys loved. Absolutely stunning views- this will be a frequent repeat!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views. Varied landscape. Clean, marked trails. Definitely will revisit this one.

hiking
1 month ago

hiked to the bottom of the palouse falls with my dog! 100% worth it at the bottom but wouldn't suggest bringing a dog lol! tons of loose gravel!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike near Bonner’s Ferry. My first hike around here. Looking forward to more majestic views of Idaho in the weeks to come.

hiking
1 month ago

A group of us tried to go to this Lake. We used Google and allowed it to give us a directions it took us in the path of least resistance as if we were just common crows do not use Google to get to this Lake. To find the directions to this Lake use the directions from Idaho conservation. Org and if that doesn't work stop at the General Store in Naples they will give you a map and offer friendly customer service. Once we receive the right directions the road is easy yet long but by the time we got there there was rain coming down wind and the temperature was cold so no camping. but would like to come back later in the summer

A walk in the woods. Not a big elevation change so there is no excuse to not go. Bring water and a light snack to enjoy when you get to the upper lake. Be alert for moose & bear, make sure to give a few claps to make yourself known from time to time. This is one of our favs in the area and a must if you’re here.

June30,2018- We drove all the way from tacoma, 4.5hrs on the road is so worth it! Hiking around the falls was like walk on a park but going down to the falls will kick your ass! Trail eroded but there’s a rope were you can rappel on the way down. And climbing up is the hardest part coz i found myself doing rock climbing (watch out for falling rocks) And never ignore the sign when it says dangerous area. Lol. But it was soooooo worth it.

Loved it!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trails and fantastic views. Takes a while to get drive there but the views are worth it. We walked around the first lake and then took the scenic loop to get a better view. Still snow in some spots and the kids enjoyed throwing it at each other. Overall great hike.

Great place to spend the day hiking and exploring. Bring plenty of water and watch out for the rattlers.

Can't comment on the trail had to turn around 4 miles before the parking due to heavy logging lots of debris and ruts soft spots.

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