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Frenchman Coulee is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Quincy, Washington and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 259 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Camping

Hiking

Rock climbing

Rocky

Scramble

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KayCee Martin
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HikingNo shade
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Kyle Jonell
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Hiking

Fun hike!

Gurinder Pal Singh
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HikingNo shadeRocky
Michael Buchanan
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Hiking

This trail is a nice simple walk up a coulee near the Columbia River. It was nice to be on the dry side of the state and watch the rock climbers scale the cliffs.

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Michael Wind
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Hiking

nice hike and waterfall. sandy trail as well.

Kat R
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HikingNo shadeRocky

More like a walk, very sandy in places. Not many people around so it was nice to get out in nature safely for a while.

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Nate Douglas
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Pretty waterfall at the end, sunny, plenty warm, a few flowers. Other nice hikes nearby.

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Sydney PNW
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Tracey Cummings
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This is a super area for rock climbers and the casual hiker. Not flat but a good all around hike with exceptional scenery. The area encompasses multiple trails and places for folks to hang out by the Columbia River or climb rocks. We’re going back

Andrew Asavei
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Dixielee Rasmusson
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Hiking

Beautiful day hiked to falls .

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Kay Zeiss
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Hiking

It was beautiful. Went out yesterday from about 2-6, and had the whole trail to myself. Took my time climbing some of the scree, and sat for a while by the waterfall. Caught the sunset above one of the parking lots on a trail on the other side of the road. Stunning basalt cast in a full moon. Trail was dry except for one muddy spot. Have to hop across a creek. The trail is rocky, sandy, and somewhat on a screw field. No snow or ice. The road coming in is traversable with any vehicle. Just watch the road, because there’s a massive cliff face.

Taylor Smith
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Running

No snow, ice, or mud on the trail today. It was a balmy 55 with plenty of sun and wind. I was the only one on the trail which I did as a run and it was perfect. Beautiful scenery and plenty or area to explore around this trail if it is not enough for you!

Sergio Islas
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Super fun to come here and see the frozen waterfall !

Vickie Wallace
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Hiking

Always a great hike through the desert. Saw a huge coyote up on the side in the rocks. Luckily he was going away from us and stayed that way.

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Robert McCaffrey
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Hiking

We had a beautiful fall day to hike. Started at the trail head on Vantage Highway, walked east in Frenchman Coulee to the waterfall that was flowing abundantly. Crossed the waterfall and headed uphill back to Vantage Hwy. On the road we went east about a quarter mile then south to the trail that runs east-west (at this point it is only a few hundred feet from road). This trail goes west and passes several climbing spots including the large rock near the parking area off Vantage Hwy. Kept going west along the ridge separating Frenchman and Echo coulees, fabulous views. More climbing spots along here. Then we dropped down along the south side of the ridge to the level of Echo Coulee, very close to the parking area. These trails are all shown accurately in dashed lines on the map. The main trail from parking area to waterfall is pretty flat but the views of the cliffs are nice.

Lara Ladd
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Took a couple wrong paths before finding the trail. It’s a rocky hike with areas of sand getting closer to the waterfall. Did not complete this one...looked like the trail went up the waterfall and around. Did not have the correct shoes for the end part of the hike before turning back around. Did make it to the waterfall and brook. No shade but had a great breeze and beautiful scenery.

Jeannine Takaki
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HikingNo shadeRocky

The weather was cooler than usual (69-75) for mid-August and we started early but it really heats up in the canyon. We brought a gallon of water and our dogs drank it all but still dragged. Best hiked really early when there's still shade! On the plus side, plenty of water still coming over the falls and even some wildflowers. Easy hike aside from lack of shade.

Sarah Cruz
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HikingBugsNo shade

Nice easy hike. Lots of wildflowers. We went on a cloudy stormy day so it was actually quite nice but I could imagine on a sunny day would be hot. Lots of mosquitoes at the base of the falls.

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