Liberty Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 326 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

It costs $2 per person to enter the park where the trailhead is located. The path is open to hikers, dogs on a leash, and equestrians. The trail is very well maintained. The first mile is fairly level and good for trail runs. The waterfall is 2.5 miles into the hike, so it's a nice round 5 miles going to the falls and back. Great day hike! The entire route shown 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.

23 hours ago

Is trail still closed?

2 days ago

Trail closed

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19 days ago

Wonderful trail. Very woodsy and shady for Eastern Washington, the kind of trail I like. Near a lake and a campground as well. Beautiful!

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24 days ago

An absolutely beautiful hike. The beginning of the hike is relatively mild as you follow along side of the creek. It quickly elevates in difficulty after reaching the cedar tree rest spot and heads near vertical up the side of the mountain through a series of switch back trails.

Because the start of this hike begins in a County Park, there is a $2 per person admission fee, but considering... it's not all that steep.

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25 days ago

I will return in the spring to see the falls at peak season. They were hardly flowing but still a beautiful hike

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1 month ago

Great trail - any trees that previously had fallen across the path have since been removed.