Lime Kiln Trail is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.7 miles Elevation Gain: 918 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

Follow State Route 92 east to Granite Falls. At the blinking-light four-way stop in town, turn right onto Granite Avenue. Continue south for three blocks, turning left onto Pioneer Street and then reaching the city limits in 0.3 mile, where Pioneer Street becomes Menzel Lake Road. Continue another 0.9 mile and turn left onto Waite Mill Road. In 0.6 mile (just beyond a school bus turnaround sign), bear left at a Y intersection onto a gravel road. Reach the turnoff for Robe Canyon Historical Park in 500 feet and then turn left into the trailhead parking area (elev. 575 ft). Privy available.

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2 days ago

It rained for a day and a half so we were expecting a lot of mud. It wasn’t to bad. The blackberries are going to town and crowding the trail. Bring a machete. Such a fun hike. Bridges, logs to climb over had it all. We were one of three cars at 9:30 at 12 the lot was full. Note...no potty at the trailhead yikes! Make sure to stop at granite falls.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
5 days ago

This hike was extremely muddy but the end was worth it!! It was beautiful. I would just recommend coming prepared without towels and definitely wear your hiking boots! It’s not challenging, and very doable for young kids! I took my 4 yo and she did great. Loved the mud and all the fallen trees we have to crawl over and around.

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bugs
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rocky
5 days ago

Fun but long hike for 3 kids. 6yo, 4yo and 1yo. Trail was full of obstacles but fun for the kids. Great hike!

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muddy
8 days ago

GREAT hike for the family. Easy trail not Moderate. Great history for kids or anyone in the area really. Beautiful river at the end for lunch, our children loved it. Our 4yo,9yo,and 10yo, did this trail with no problems. It’s a very gorgeous forest looks like something out of a fairy tale. Trail at the end about 15 mins out from the river loop is extremely muddy tennis shoe are not advised at all we saw 2 diff groups of ppl lose shoes to the mud monster.

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muddy
10 days ago

Great hike. Muddy. Shepherd dog had fun.

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muddy
12 days ago

Great hike, easy for beginners, a few muddy spots we had to navigate around, but no one else was there and the entire hike was beautiful!

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13 days ago

Did this hike yesterday, the gate was open to the parking lot. Easy and beautiful hike, didn’t run into a lot of people even though the parking lot was about full, couple muddy spots.

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blowdown
muddy
private property
14 days ago

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muddy
15 days ago

Hiked this in September 2019 and it was gorgeous. Lots of blackberry bushes along the trail - so snag a couple for a snack! There were also slugs everywhere so watch where you step! The kiln itself was really fun to see! Some of the blades are still sitting out there and they are pretty rusty, so just keep an extra eye out if bringing kids or dogs along on the trail. You can see the old abandoned railroad tracks across the water, which was a little hard to spot since it’s overgrown. The rocky riverside at the end of the trail was the perfect spot to let the dog run and play while we ate lunch. A great hike and not too challenging with mild elevation throughout.

20 days ago

nice and clean well maintained. a few people out on a Monday but not overrun. parking is open

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24 days ago

Beautiful trail with old overgrowth. Perfect for a hot day weather.

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bridge out
flooded
muddy
rocky
washed out
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Fun family hike!

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1 month ago

5 Bridges, many hills, narrow trails on steep cliff side. Kids are not advised.

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1 month ago

Nice trail but probably not worthy of the moderate rating - pretty easy going.

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2 months ago

3/25 parking lot is closed presumably to prevent covid-19 spread.

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blowdown
muddy
private property
2 months ago

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