Liberty Lake Loop Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Liberty Lake, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is the loop at Liberty Lake WA, it can include a side loop of about 4 miles. - Hiking the loop clockwise (opposite the direction of this guide), you reach the Cedar Grove with a warning sign that the trail is "primitive" beyond that point. Keep on going, it is a disclaimer sign geared toward the casual day walker/hiker. The trail is a regular hiking trail beyond that point. Its not suitable for people out for a stroll in the park, but perfect for hikers. - If going early in the spring or late in the fall, when there is a chance of snow in the waterfall area, hike the loop clockwise (opposite the direction of this guide). The trail up to the waterfalls is steep, so in snow/ice conditions, it is better to be going uphill. Also, Diamond spikes or similar traction device for boots is recommended - along with a trekking pole. In snow/ice pack, continue to go up, the probability of injury increases exponentially trying to hike down steep ice covered inclines.
late winter conditions icy in spots to cedars. lots of ice, snow, & mud. to waterfall still a lot of snow on northern trail sections. some areas on southern exposure were drying and clear but few spots like this. shoe cleats/chains would help
Passable trails down low. A lot of running water and ice starts at the trailhead. Up by the Boy Scout cabin the snow gets deep. Loop can be completed with snowshoes. Allow plenty of time to get out before dark.
Went snow shoeing 2-3-17! Dangerous but beautiful! We did the entire loop, most exhausting hike I've ever done (2 ft of snow!)
Wonderful trail. Good for trail running. The uphill portion is a great workout. Tip: hike to the waterfall in late spring. By mid summer and fall it is barely a trickle.
One of my FAVORITES! Could be easy if you don't go too far up the mountain or more difficult if you trek to the waterfall and old boy scout cabin. Runs along a beautiful creek and is mostly shaded.
Hiked on 11/9/16. Pretty great trail to go on and it's a decently long trail! Good amount of turns and easy uphill/downhill
Hike the trail 10/30/16, despite all the rain we've had the trail was in great condition. The fall leaves are beautiful.
I hiked this trail a few times while I was temporarily staying in the area. Since I was hiking in summer, I liked this trail because a lot of it is in shaded foresty areas, so you stay a little cooler. If you go clockwise, you start on a more well-used path that follows the creek, eventually making it to the Cedar Groves. Then the trail zigzags up the side of a hill. Once higher up, the trail follows the side of a hill, where you can occasionally glimpse a view of the surrounding hills. Most of the time, you don't have much of a view of the surrounding area since you're in a forest setting, but it's still pretty there. You also pass by a waterfall. The last half of the hike is gradual decline along the equestrian part of the trail, which also goes along a creek. On one of my hikes, I chose to go the loop backwards, saving the waterfall and pretty Cedar groves area for the later half, but that also meant starting out going uphill, which made it a little harder. If you go the equestrian route first, you can also veer off the path and continue upwards, where there are some nice views overlooking the valley.
Very nice hike. Cedar grove and absolute beauty. Nice climb.
We were there yesterday. Fall hikes are the best.
Was well worth it! One of my favorites in the area that's close and challenging :)