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Lime Kiln Trail

MODERATE 511 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

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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blowdown
1 day 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
7 days ago

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muddy
rocky
12 days ago

hiking
1 month 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!

hiking
1 month ago

I liked how shady the trail was. It’s an easy in and out. Beautiful river with smooth rocks to relax on.

hiking
1 month ago

*plenty of water for the dogs *easy grade, popular with a lot of folks- the lot was full. *really nice way to go- very interesting history along the trail *nice views of the waters beneath the trail along path after the kiln- and great cool off at the trails end on the shores *wonderful little afternoon hike

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muddy
1 month ago

Eh. This trail was a nice walk, but nothing special about it. There are a lot better hikes around here where you’ll get way more views or scenery for less miles. It’s a glorified walking path.

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muddy
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

Very nice hike! a lot of really beautiful natural transitions. Some muddy patches and a lot of natural obstacles. River access towards the end.

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muddy
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Nice short trail. Made it to the end in 90 minutes. A few ups and downs but nothing to really challenge you. The place where the trail goes down to the water is a great place to swim.

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rocky
1 month ago

This trail was beautiful. The kiln was really cool and the riverbank was gorgeous. The trail was pretty easy however there are some pretty steep drops are narrow areas. Most of the trail is shaded which was great since we went on a nearly 90 degree day. Got stung by nettles about 4 times as they and the blackberries and thimbleberries grow very close to the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiked on 8/12/19. my friend tracked the distance using the app and it said round trip was 7.7 miles. we took two 7 year olds and they did fine. it took us 2 hours up and an hour and a 45 min back. great adventure! the trail is beautiful, some mud to navigate and steep parts, lots of narrow areas, and trees to walk under and over that eventually lead to the river. all the moss and shade cover reminded us of Fern Gully.

hiking
2 months ago

Fairly easy hike. Long and slightly boring. Always crowded.

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muddy
2 months ago

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bridge out
2 months ago

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over grown
2 months ago

Great trail, me and my dogs loved it.

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muddy
2 months ago

Great hike and so beautiful. I loved seeing many birds, slugs, and we had very unfortunate run in with a cougar. It was about 3 miles in the woods (past 4 bridges), the cat cut off our trail and started to coming closer and closer making an eye contact with our dogs. Everyone was on a leash and they didn't bark, dogs were curious, but cougar kept coming forward. Didn't scare easily. Be careful, especially with kids. It was rare encounter but the cat was beautiful, never seen one up close.

hiking
2 months ago

Great walk, not so crowded

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muddy
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

Fun trail, we can a bit is easy and then once it sneaks up to the left there’s a lot of brambles and nettles, definitely suggest wearing boots since it can get a bit muddy. Saw quite a bit of wildlife and it was a great early morning hike. Many snakes and frogs down by the water after clambering upstream a bit. Great Hike with Cody!

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bugs
muddy
rocky
3 months ago

I love this trail! We have done it a few times. This is a great trail with a beautiful rewards at the end of the trail! Pack your lunch and hang out by the river. Things to bring-bug spray. Some mud on trail in spots, some rocky areas, I suggest good walking shoes or hiking boots to save your ankles. We are 53 and 77 which means you can do it too!

3 months ago

Go early, this one is popular! Great hike for those seeking a greater push, or those wanderlusters, who like to get lost. You'll come upon some old artifacts. Haunting structure. Met a marathon runner who repeated the trails several times!

hiking
3 months ago

We enjoyed the trail but we ended up it a broken door lock. Someone tried to brake in, even though there is nothing in the car. We would not go ever again to that place:(

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