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    Lisa Laulainen completed Knothead Valley Loop

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Trail #25

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Fish Lake Trail

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Tubbs Hill

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Rocks of Sharon Trail

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Kamiak Butte Trail

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Slavin Pond Trail

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Lakeshore Loop Trail

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Whitetail Loop Trail

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen added To do

    10 months ago

    Lisa Laulainen completed Marie Creek Trail

    over 3 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen saved Denny Creek Trail

    over 7 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen saved Mount Kit Carson Trail

    over 7 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen saved Sherman Pass Trail

    over 7 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen reviewed Northrup Canyon

    over 7 years ago

    My son and I did this trail as our first of the season hike. Neither of us had been here before and it was truly beautiful. The first part (up to the Northrup Homestead site) is quite easy and a great warm-up for the rest of the hike. From the homestead to the lake is quite a bit harder, but very do-able and interesting. We hiked through narrow places between rocks, and wide open meadows with wonderful views of the canyon walls. The trail ends at a small lake that was jumping with fish. We watched them as we enjoyed our lunch before heading back. The trail condition was great, although very small children might have more difficulty than my experienced 8-yr old did. (There were several steep climbs with loose rock.) We spent about 6 hours exploring the canyon and did not see one other person the whole time! Trail is well-marked and easy to follow. Be aware of rattlesnakes--we saw three! Bring lots of water as there isn't much available on the trail. Reasonable camping is available at Jones Bay Campground on Hwy 155. It is much cheaper than Steamboat Rock State Park and less crowded. (We were the only ones camped there for most of the two-night stay.) If you go soon, you may have a great find--we lost our GPS somewhere along the trail! :-(

    Lisa Laulainen completed Northrup Canyon

    over 7 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen followed Erin Jepsen

    over 7 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen followed Benjamin Baird

    over 7 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen reviewed Riverside State Park

    over 7 years ago

    There are many places to hike at Riverside and this review is of Trail 25. I followed the description in the "Spokane Trail Guide #1" published by the Sierra Club. It created a loop starting and ending at the Bowl and Pitcher Campground. It was a great hike, suitable for my whole family. Mostly flat and varied enough to be interesting. We hiked over interesting rocky places, near the river, then through forested areas, before heading back to the Jeep. The entire area is criss-crossed with trails, but Trail 25 is pretty well marked. There is a connecting trail that makes it a loop that we had a bit of trouble finding, but I'm sure that was just because there was some snow covering the trail in places. All in all, an amazing hike for early March. I think it could get crowded in summer, but it was delightful to get out this early.

    Lisa Laulainen saved Northrup Canyon

    over 7 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen added Easy Day Hikes

    about 8 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen updated St. Joe Area

    about 8 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen updated Kamiak Butte Trail

    about 8 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen reviewed Kamiak Butte Trail

    about 8 years ago

    This trail was beautiful and reaching the top gave great views of the surrounding areas. Many wildflowers were in bloom. If you like hiking in Heyburn State Park, or in McCroskey State Park, you're sure to love this too. The kids can play at the playground while you have a picnic too. Camping is available near the playground also.

    Lisa Laulainen updated Tubbs Hill

    about 8 years ago

    Lisa Laulainen reviewed Tubbs Hill

    about 8 years ago

    This was a fun day trip for our family. The kids loved going over the suspension bridge and playing in the water. There were quite a few people on the trail, but most were friendly and not a problem. A few dogs were loose, but also were pretty well-behaved. A great trail for a quick little outing, not one for solitude, though.

    Lisa Laulainen followed Nick Reyburn

    about 8 years ago