Lime Kiln Trail

MODERATE 548 reviews

Lime Kiln Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately 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

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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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5 days ago

It was a muddy good time!

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muddy
12 days ago

Hiked on 1/4/20. I would probably rate this trail as easy rather than moderate. There is one steep incline when you reach the end of the trail (river loop) but it's very short. Other than that, the trail is relatively flat. Seems like a great place to take kiddos and dogs but watch out for the mud! It's pretty unavoidable so I would opt for wearing hiking boots instead of athletic/running shoes. Definitely a great trail for days when you want to take it easy and enjoy nature.

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muddy
17 days ago

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20 days ago

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1 month ago

our first hike in Washington. it was great. I recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

An easier trail that dips down into a canyon and has lots of cool history to see. Easy to pair this hike with another short one if time and daylight permit, or take your time and have lunch down on the rocks by the river!

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muddy
1 month ago

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washed out
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good easy long walk to beautiful and interesting silty river. Friendly hikers, children and dogs. Some muddy sections after some rain. Not too busy.

hiking
2 months ago

A little muddy at only a few spots but a great place to go for some exercise on a pretty fall day! A car was broken into when we showed up so don’t leave anything valuable in your cars!

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rocky
2 months ago

Great fall colors! A bit muddy and slippery in areas, make sure to wear waterproof shoes with good traction but, worth it for the views. Loved the beach area off of the loop. Gorgeous. Will definitely be doing this one again!

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rocky
2 months ago

I really wanted to enjoy this trail but the owners letting their dogs roam off leash made it miserable for me and my dog who is nervous and reactive to off leash dogs. I spent the entire return hike asking every person to leash their dog and their inevitable reply was "oh, my dog is fine". Well mine is not and the rules are there for a reason. It would be terrific if people could respect them. Glad that I started on the trail at 9AM because it could've been much worse. Trail was rocky, muddy in places with quite a few blow downs, but they were easy to maneuver over. I definitely won't return to hike here until next year.

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muddy
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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washed out
2 months ago

Really muddy and wet today after heavy rains. About 400 yards at the start were a running stream and various other points were underwater and mud pits. As long as you don’t mind soaked feet it’s still accessible. River was running really high with multiple waterfalls running down the high points. Only saw 2 other people in the time we hiked it.

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muddy
2 months ago

Bring waterproof shoes, part of the trail is under a few inches of rain

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blowdown
3 months ago

A fun family hike, there was one new tree across the trail but it was an easy step over for everyone.

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muddy
3 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Such a great hike! The distance gives you a challenge without too much elevation gain. I would recommend continuing on to the River Shore trail once you complete this (it’s another tenth of a mile or so, and you can’t miss the signs for it) for a nice water feature at the end!

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