Burley Mountain Trail is a 13.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Randle, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length13.6 miElevation gain4,078 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingRunningForestViewsWaterfallBlowdown
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Starting from the Cispus Learning Center take the Covel Creek Trail to the Covel Creek Falls Trail. These tie in with the Angel Falls Loop Trail, and at a junction a mile from the trailhead, you'll arrive at a junction where you can either descend a quarter mile to Angel Falls or hop on the Burley Mountain Trail, which climbs steadily through dense second-growth forest.

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Kendra Marie
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My friend and I tackled this trail specifically because of the blowdowns, and had a blast doing it, but ultimately turned back when we reached a spot that seemed too much for us with the snow. Nonetheless, we had a blast climbing all over nature's playground!

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Ashley Holland
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look at my recordings.. follow them u can actually drive all the way to the top.. in a jeep truck or suv.. .. better then walking from the trail head 12 miles stright up.. but its only 22 miles to drive .. rd to top decent . also u can go to Google maps n say burley mt fire look out.. it will take u all the way to top. driving directions

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Kimbrie Sauvageau
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Well I wasn't sure whether to start at FS28 or the Covell Creek trail by cispus. I decided to stay with the directions given and headed out to 28. There is really only 1 parking spot across from the trailhead, but about a block before there is a bigger place to park. It starts out a fairly steep incline and since it was my first attempt at a moderate hike, I only made it about .75 miles the first time, Still haven't made it too much farther than that, but try to hike it a couple times a week until able to make it up hill without stopping.

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Jennifer Robinson
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Great trail and if you start at Covel falls it adds 1 mile and a great waterfall. we didnt make it the whole way up due to blow down. It got really bad at mile 4 and we couldn't find the trail anymore. would love to attempt this if some of the trees get cleared. we only saw 1 other group on the Burley Mountain trail.

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Patrick Parker
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We hiked to fire lookout at the top (about 13 miles round trip). Serious blowdown for about half a mile of the trail (between the waterfall and forest road at the top). Not impassable but be prepared the climb. Cool waterfall and fantastic view at the top.

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Frank Meza
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Jim Medler
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BlowdownBridge outOver grown

at the 2 1/2 miles mark blow down blocks the trail.

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Rob & Alicia Exploring
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

Burley Mountain Trail has severe blowdown at 2800 ft elevation, probably 20 or more trees in 100 ft of trail.

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Nick Quijas
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The lower loop around the falls is really nice, but I wouldn't recommend proceeding upward. The trail is completely overgrown for about a quarter mile and covered in downed trees throughout. Then when you get to the top you're rewarded with...nothing....just a forest service road. At the moment the water is low enough that you can easily reach this from Covell Creek

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Tyler Heaps
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well maintained, good view, 2 waterfalls. started trailhead at forest road 7062, right where all trails says. but instead of stopping once the trail widens like all trails said, keep going there is more to see.

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Christina Markin
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HikingBridge outBugsClosedWashed out

7/8/19 Short road to burley mountain is closed. Attempted to hike via covel creek trail from the learning center, but the bridges are out. You can also reach Angel falls loop and covel creek trail via forrest road 28, but I did not check it out. You can also drive to burley lookout via forrest road 28 but it looks like a long way on dirt roads to get there. I attempted the covel creek trail across from the learning center; Visited here 7/8/19. Parked across the street in the triangle that is the entrance to the learning center on the side of the road. Was hoping to do a 14 mile hike up to burley mountain fire lookout. I was unable to, due to all of the bridges being removed on covel creek, (did not feel like finding a safe spot to cross and then bushwacking on the other side back up to the trail, there is not much water in there right now) the trail down to the creek and other side of the trail from the picnic area was pretty steep. I did a small loop in the area. You can also reach angel falls loop and covel creek trail from forrest road 28, but I did not check it out as the bugs were pretty bad by the water in late morning. There is a washout area pretty close to the picnic area that was kinda sketch to cross. Most of the trails are unmarked, but I just tried to follow the creek. Otherwise the trail is really pretty and in good condition. I hiked a 1.4 mile loop in 38 mins with 203ft elevation gain. Also a beautiful area to explore looks like.

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Robert Raught
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Falls are beautiful. Supposedly, the trail up to the lookout is down at the moment but they are trying to get it finished. My dad lives about 1 mile from this hike so I do it quite often. Great workout. Can't wait until we can hike all the way to the top.

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Jessica Hansen
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I have never actually done this said trail! But burley mountain lookout itself is an old fire lookout in which you can drive too. However I wouldn’t recommend taking a full size. Coval creek and angel loop falls trail at cispus learning center offer a trail that takes you to the lookout! It’s a climb! Once you reach the top you can see Mount Rainier, St. Helens. and mount hood! Tongue mountain and the side of tower rock. You are surrounded by wild blue berries! You can see more with a good set of binoculars! The view is breathtaking.

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Jared Keeling
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Good workout, but otherwise not anything incredible. Besides the waterfalls at the very start, there aren't any real views of anything except lots of trees and blow downs.

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Matthew Von Itter
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Andrea Hartman
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Amanda Richardson
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Teresa Brunstad
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Jerame Bjorhus
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Michael Cline
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Craig Smith
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Kellen Delano
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