Explore the most popular trail running trails in Colville National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Views are on - nice clean trail --

hiking
8 months ago

Not a bad little hike. I was hoping for a better view of the lakes from up there, but it was only ok. Lots of deer in the area, had a few close encounters.

Good time killer if you are camping at one of the sites nearby....but don't make a trip just for the hike....too many other great places in the area.

trail running
9 months ago

This is a really fun and taxing run. I've done it 3 times, saw some cows once. Lots of critters. Didn't see any snakes but saw plenty of evidence of large animals. Overall this is a great trail with a good range of views and conditions. There's water(a creek) at the trailhead so load up before you start.

backpacking
11 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike, though not necessarily for reasons that others would. First, I was overjoyed to have the entire area to myself. I saw only one other party while I was out, which was exactly what I needed. Second, it was open when most of the trails i wanted to do are still snowed in. The terrain was pretty, but not spectacular. There were small streams every couple miles, but I wouldn't be surprised if they dried up later in the season. The trail was faint in places, but nothing horrible. Overall, a very pleasant overnight trip.

snowshoeing
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

beautiful and we'll maintained. love this hike, I've done it winter and fall....I need to do a spring hike.

trail running
Saturday, August 13, 2016

This trail is a well maintained trail. Expect some scree on the last section actually summiting Columbia Mountain. On top you will find the ruins of the old fire lookout and a salvaged structure that the local backcountry horseman rebuilt a few years ago. This would be a great place to camp for the night.

skiing
Saturday, May 11, 2013

This is a wonderful ski area! It is a little out of the way but once you get here you will love it. There is a lot of terrain both maintained and out of bounds. And lift lines are almost unheard of.

on Copper Butte Trail

hiking
Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nice climb that gains around 1500 feet in elevation to get to the top of Copper Butte (highest peak in Ferry County). Started from the Old Stage Trailhead on Albion Hill Road, then joined Kettle Crest Trail #13 and went south to the summit. It starts out double-track and quite gradual, then at Trail #13 you start to go up single track with a couple of switchbacks that are a bit steeper. Beautiful views of the Kettle mountains and other mountains in the distance in all directions (once you reach the summit). The trail has burned-out trees that often fall over the trail, but they are usually removed. The burned out area is teeming with new tree life, and lots of blue lupine flowers when we were there.

trail running
Friday, August 12, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016