Robe Canyon Trail

MODERATE 144 reviews

Robe Canyon Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Granite Falls, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
485 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

waterfall

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

washed out

private property

historic site

no dogs

Note: This trail has been impacted by landslides. Please read signs before hiking.

1 month ago

Good workout on this trail today. Muddy in a few spots but overall good. You’ll face your fears on the bridge.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike, very sketchy beyond the warning sign but worth the views. I got through two tunnels and over what looked like a very large rockslides. Beyond that there was a scramble across a slide field with a small waterfall in the center of it I didn't feel comfortable on, so that was my turn around point. This is where the elevated stone walkway used to be. There was more trail beyond to explore. .. trail is very unstable beyond the warning signs, rocks fell while I was on the trail so be very careful. I got to the trail at about noon and back to the car at two.

2 months ago

Pretty cool trail. Not that hard if you've hiked at all before.
The switchbacks at the beginning may give some older people trouble, but once you get to the bottom it's flat. Follows the river with spots to sit for a bit here and there (trees/ground, not man made).
The further you go the more you'll see how the water eroded the ground and you need to start being more careful.
I saw a tree fall into the water as I was walking along the bank.
Just park right before the sign for the trail and head into the woods, you should see pretty well traveled trail leading into the woods and you'll come across warning signs.
Enjoy!

2 months ago

love this hike it is easy going next to the river the whole time.

3 months ago

Excellent hike. moderately steep switchbacks lead down to flat trail continuing for about 2 km until the trail becomes washed out. after this section the trail is no longer maintained by the park service, but there is a useable trail leading to 3 intact rail tunnels, remnants of a couple bridges and more.

hiking
6 months ago

Very cool trail, haven't been in a few years but the tunnels were amazing.

hiking
6 months ago

Once you park beside the road, go in the forest & it will lead you to a downhill trail. Keep going along the trail once you hit the bottom & it'll lead you to a abandoned train tracks trail, you'll be walking besides a fast moving river & come to little waterfalls along the way.
Pretty long trail & didnt finish all of it but still great with the river beside you!

7 months ago

great first hike in Washington! our boys 8 and 9 had no problems at all.

7 months ago

Beautiful!! Very easy

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is obviously busy, lots of trash and debris, yuck. But following the river is gorgeous. Great for my three year old.

8 months ago

Good easy trail hiked to the no trespassing signs so the round trip was only 2 miles. Wish people would pick up their damn trash! Make sure to lock up your cars when parked by the road that goes for any trail head parking.

8 months ago

Quite peaceful and beautiful trail.

mountain biking
8 months ago

I DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING. Hiking, wading in the river, picnic was a great experience. The entry is very steep, then there is a fun, descent section for about 200 yards then too many trees down to enjoy biking. The trail really isn't that long until you get to the, do not pass this point or you will die, county signs.

hiking
8 months ago

This is an amazing hike and a true adventure. Personally I continue past the first cave through the 2nd and up to the 3rd cave. Shortly after the third is where I called it quits as it starts to get a bit more difficult and technical. this is probably the most beautiful and rewarding Trail I have seen yet with minimal work.

8 months ago

Great! I can't wait to come back!
Kristine, (two reviews below mine) that's called "trail cutting" and it's a HUGE no no. It is massively frowned upon by the outdoor community. It kills the local plants and increases erosion.

hiking
8 months ago

Great track, or the part that wasn't closed. It cuts off at about 1 mile in, with signs stating so at the beginning of the trail.

Will come back when it's fully open again later!

walking
8 months ago

SUPER rad trail! The lushness! The tunnels! The history! Loved climbing up the "shortcuts" at the start of the descending part of the trail! This trail made me feel like I was Indiana freakin Jones lol

~An overcast July afternoon ;)

9 months ago

Beautiful hike. Trail is blocked by slides after railway tunnel about 2 miles in.

9 months ago

Beautiful caves and views. Definitely would go back

9 months ago

Gorgeous river views. There is a sign about a mile in that says "Trail closed because of unsafe conditions." I kept going anyway, and there are some fun tunnels and old railroad tracks. Gets really steep at one point, with ropes tied to trees to help you up. I turned back after a few ropes when it didn't feel very safe anymore. Fun hike though.

hiking
9 months ago

It was a beautiful hike with cool old railroad structures to see. I definitely would not consider this kid friendly. I have a one year-old who I carry in a pack and it was a little scary in a few spots and eventually we did have to turn back due to mudslides and debris. Still, overall beautiful scenery and nice time spent.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail. Easy before slide and definitely gets a lot more difficult afterwards. But it ia definitely worth the extra effort. 3rd tunnel is really cool; a slide has turnedbit into a cave.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike! Would not take the dogs again due to the amount of climbing over boulders/fallen trees. We only went just past the second tunnel this time, we will go again to the end! Hiked on 6/3/17 from 1:30pm-4pm

10 months ago

Great trail but heads up, the walk along the river can get pretty adventurous. We had a year old in a backpack and momma got pretty nervous. The boy and I were cool as can be but there are some steep edges and rope climbs that aren't for the faint of heart. Pretty trail but keep this in mind

10 months ago

Great hike

10 months ago

Gorgeous on Memorial Day weekend!

10 months ago

Very beautiful hike! Low traffic and perfect for exploring. Starts off pretty easy but gradually gets more difficult as you go. Highly recommend if you're looking for a adventurous river hike.

10 months ago

Gorgeous hike. Water everywhere. Made is just past the rope. Definitely challenging after the first tunnel. Gotta be adventurous to continue further.

hiking
11 months ago

Wait for them to clear the slide.

hiking
11 months ago

Great scenery! I want to go back after they clear the trail from the slide.

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