Liberty Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 291 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.

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54 minutes ago

One of my favorite atmosphere changes at different junctions of the hike always an adventure -

11 hours ago

Trail was in excellent shape. Did the loop and very few others were seen after the cedar grove. Good cardio on the switchbacks after the falls.

11 hours ago

Great hike!

15 hours ago

this is the best trail in the area. Love the elevation and trailhead.

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1 day ago

The switchbacks were definitely a bit of a challenge to push through for the beginning hiker but the waterfall view made it all *so* worth it!

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5 days ago

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 I plan to run it someday soon. 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!

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5 days ago

Nice hike. Waterfall beautiful. Classify this as moderate hike. Hike up to the waterfall and return back trail.

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5 days ago

Whatever you do, don't go up from the Edith trail! (Entirely uphill) My suggestion is go to the top of the waterfall and turn around. Not sure how people bike this, or bring their kids, it is not joking when it says moderate!!

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8 days ago

This is my second time to Liberty Lake. Mom and I came when there was still snow on the trail earlier this year, and we turned back. I can't stand doing only half a trail, so I returned to finish the loop. I went on some crazy route that I wouldn't necessarily recommend anyone else try, but it was fun after all. This is a very nice trail system for being so close to a populated area. Not an abundance of awesome overlooking views, but still beautiful everywhere. I'll probably return again once I have conquered many other hikes in the area.

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