Knothead Valley Loop

MODERATE 41 reviews

Knothead Valley Loop is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nine Mile Falls, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

This was a really nice hike with a good variety in incline and landscape. The first part of the trail is along the river and we came across a huge field of wild yellow irises! Great photo opportunity. There's a tiny little bit of climbing over some rocks in the beginning but otherwise it's a clear trail which eventually meets a road you have to cross. Signage is clear and the trail is easy to follow. Around the third mile you start making your way up the hill for a beautiful view of Spokane river. There's a nice stop with rocks where you can sit and take in the view, but if you keep going a little further and venture off the trail just a bit (you'll reach the highest peak - go left off the trail) you'll get an even better view. But WATCH out for mosquitoes. We did this in the afternoon arriving at 2 pm. A couple hours in, the mosquitoes came out at full force. My lucky husband was fine but I'm basically mosquito food and I'm miserable today with over two dozen bites! They were really bad here. Will come back and do this in the morning...with bug spray. We only ran into one other couple the entire 7 mile hike! It was nice and quiet.

hiking
7 days ago

Great hike! Steady inclines, good workout. Beautiful views! Climb the hill and walk along the river. Toasty out today!

20 days ago

Great place to watch birds and breath fresh air

hiking
28 days ago

Nice trail. There is one spot where the map tells you to go through private property. If you follow the trail signs it brings you back around.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained single track with lots of wildlife and a beautiful sunset view from the top.

2 months ago

Great spring hike- saw white tail deer and lots of turkeys.

I did 8.18 miles today, did the loop and then a little more, I love this trail, saw so many deer & turkeys !!

hiking
3 months ago

Well kept trail. Pretty basic hike

hiking
3 months ago

This trail was awesome, a very good workout going up, but doable. The view from the top is vast and has a gorgeous lookout over the winding Spokane river.

4 months ago

Love this hike try to do it once a year. great view at the top. Have seen birds, including turkeys, water mammals, butterflys and wildflowers.

5 months ago

Long but worth it. A lot of this is uphill with beautiful views.

hiking
6 months ago

Really lovely walk.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. plan on having lunch at the top where there is a panoramic view of Spokane River.

9 months ago

Great 2.5 hr loop near town will be back

9 months ago

No dogs allowed

hiking
9 months ago

Parking lot was packed so I figured trail would be high traffic. Turns out everyone goes there to kayak, the trail was completely empty. Plenty of shade, quiet, and an awesome view.

10 months ago

if you want an easy hike, just do the painted rock trail. knothead summit is climb, be prepared. well worth the trek up.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Make sure to bring water if you intend to do the full loop, as it is strenuous going up the hill. This was my first serious hike this year, and my body wasn't really ready for it. I enjoy challenges though, and I made it around (with a slight variation at the "top").

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