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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.

Length 6.7 mi Elevation gain 918 ft 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
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Robe Canyon Historic Park http://www.robecanyon.org/

At some points on this trail it would be important to closely watch young children, as there are drop offs and a slippery log bridge. If you take the river loop, and the water is low enough there is a nice beach to rest at.

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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Katie Musso
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Hiking

This was great - wanted more forest though. Went in the torrential rain so the trail was getting flooded in spots. Had a great time!

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Joseph Boland
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Chris Jennings
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HikingGreat!Muddy

Pretty easy trail. Nice hike along the river. Only difficult part was climbing down to the river at railway end. Went on a Friday morning and weren’t many other people on the trail.

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Matthew Moots
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HikingGreat!MuddyPrivate property

If you need an easy hike after a rough day at work to help get you head clear, this is the trail! Trail is pretty easy with just a few somewhat steep inclines. There’s a few down trees that you either have to jump over or play limbo depending how tall you are. The Kiln was pretty cool to walk around. Getting down the the old railroad bridge isn’t that easy if you aren’t use to very steep declines and inclines. I loved reading the history of this trail as well!!

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Reed Hockstedler
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HikingGreat!

Great day for a hike. Arrived early (7:10am) and were the third vehicle to park. Pretty much had the trail out to ourselves. Trail was mainly dry, well groomed, and in decent shape. Easy to Moderate was a good description and the views were excellent (went all the way to the railroad bridge). Trail is well marked and definitely recommend this hike!

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Monica Poehner
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Hiking

fun! 2-3 muddy spots! pretty crowded but plenty of space to spread out by the river at the end. feels pretty flat most of the way. some steep sections.

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Tyler Fox
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Andrea Forderer
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Jim Carson
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HikingMuddy

Quite enjoyed this trail - even more so than Monte Cristo. There are patches where trees have fallen and there is residual mud, but it was very doable in my ankle hiking shoes. You could easily storm through in boots with nary a though. Most areas had good tree cover which helped on the 95F day. We walked right by the lime kiln In the way down (just weren’t paying attention). Towards the end there is a loop back or you can climb down to sit on the rocks by the river. This was really nice area to chill. Parking is free. Lot was less than half full on a Sunday at 9:00. If you were meeting a friend you can leave a car at the granite falls city hall and carpool the remaining 1.5 miles to trailhead.

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Destanie Baker
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Bring hiking boots the trail is very muddy! Watch the ground for random fallen trees on the trail. Very narrow on some spots so if you have children keep them close. Do not hike this trail at night! It is said to be haunted if you believe in that! I didn’t believe it at first but it was very creepy at night and as I was coming to the end of trail on the way back we heard a giant branch being snapped and it broke off from pretty far up! Could have just be an animal that climb 20 plus feet but we weren’t sure and it did scare us as we already heard the rumors of the trail being haunted! near us

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spencer lewis
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Alex Miller
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Nice trail for a beginner-friendly hike. The trail is very narrow in places and quite muddy today. I should have work hiking boots instead of athletic shoes to deal with the mud better. I took us a little under 2 hours to reach the river’s edge past the Lime Kiln (we were taking our time, taking photos, etc) and about 1.15 on the way back. I definitely recommend continuing past the Kiln to the river. It’s a nice spot for a picnic. It wasn’t very crowded even for a Saturday and about 75% with masks but everyone courteous and giving space.

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Tim Benjamin
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Hiking

Great river hike through mossy forest. The lime kiln is pretty neat. Great hike for all ages

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Michael Kelsey
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HikingMuddy

It’s a solid hike with some nice views, an interesting piece of history, and beautiful river at the end. With a few exceptions the path is a pretty standard forest hike. All you see is trees and bushes. The lime kiln is interesting and I loved the history behind it. Going a little further, you get to the river which is beautiful. It’s a nice place to rest and refuel before the trek back. I would advise some solid footwear since the trail can be muddy in spots. Definitely get there early unless you like running into hikers every few hundred yards. If you go some time during the week it isn’t as bad.

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Sara Garner
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Overall fairly nice trail. I took my 80lb dog which made maneuvering the trail much more difficult, but that's on me. However, it was extremely narrow and fairly rocky and steep at certain points. If I didn't have my dog with me I'm sure I could have managed perfectly fine, but I honestly wouldn't recommend for small children, elderly, or large groups of people! It was decent overall.

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K Griffin
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HikingMuddy

This is my favorite hike so far. I am a beginner but it had everything i wanted. A little muddy at times but such a beautiful scene walking next to the river and through the woods.

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Adonica Hope
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Hiking

Not very scenic hike until you reach the river at the end. Overgrown, busy trails.

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Malia Jorgensen
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HikingMuddy

Great Hike! Fairly easy to hike for all levels. However, it was rainy today and there were big puddles in many areas that were hard to get around. Very muddy but still a nice hike

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Alexis Newman
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HikingMuddy

Trail is more of a nature walk at first, but then you hear the water and are eager to continue the hike to find access to the river. Much longer hike that stated, the trek back was a bit tiring, but the swim was refreshing and beautiful.

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Leisa Goldberg
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Hiking

We hiked this on a Friday morning starting at about 10 AM. We were surprised to see that four cars windows have been smashed and broken into in the parking lot. That being said, the trail was a lovely and not very many people were on it. Please note that if you want to hike to the water for a swim it will add an extra 2 miles beyond the lime kiln.

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Emmy Heimann
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