Sherman Peak Loop Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Republic, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.2 miElevation gain1,171 ftRoute typeLoop
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T L
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trail in good condition with consolidated snow on trail.

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T L
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SD Smith
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Sept 12, 2020 Mountain biked from the trailhead with lots of smoke in the air. There were a few cars in the parking lot trail head, but none in the trail. Instead of immediately taking trail 13 South, I biked to the highway and went east a hundred yards or so to where the trail crosses the highway. Smart move since all the trail 13 does is take you straight downhill and back up (hike-a-bike steepness). The trail starts out steep but mostly rideable. After about a half mile or so you can go either right or left to start the loop. I went counter clockwise ( but later did the loop again clockwise). There is a good mix of rock, root, and flowy single track. And there are parts you’ll have to dismount and walk your bike due to excessive rock and steepness. There were a few downed trees as well. Overall a great ride and I definitely want to come back when there isn’t so much smoke.

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NW Outdoors
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Amy Somers
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This was a nice, easy trail with outstanding views. We hit the TH at 6:30am and never saw another person, it was great! No skeeters either which was surprising. I would definitely hike this trail again.

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Karisa McSpadden
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7/5/20 This trail exceeded our expectations! Our girls (10 & 7) did it with minimal whining. Great hike!!

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Mtn Man
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Trail fully snow-covered. Snow depth varies from a few inches, to about a foot at higher elevations around the loop. The vistas were amazing and the trail is passable, but you'll definetely want waterproof boots with gaiters to complete the hike.

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Daniel Thompson
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Great casual trail. Lots of wildlife, easy to hike in an afternoon. Beautiful views and not a lot of foot traffic.

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Daniel Thompson
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Excellent casual hike, took my twin 14 year old boys who are not avid hikers and they did really well. Weather was perfect and we were above the smoke that filled most of the valley below.

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Savannah Smith
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Very well maintained trail! it was overgrown in parts. Most likely due to the time of year. Great weather to hike in. It was 90° in town/valley and 71° up there! Will definitely go again.

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Amber Smith
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one of our favorite hikes in the area. Once you get away from the highway it's so quiet and peaceful. Tons of cool mushrooms and wildflowers in late July. Fairly easy hike with only a couple short steeper sections. No issues with footing or overgrowth. We had a snowshoe hare come up to us hand around a while.

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Sara Boren
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Jonathan Evert
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I did this trail toward the end of May and there was quite a bit of soft snow still which made hiking slow. I hiked it again two weeks ago, and it was almost clear, only small patched of snow that were easy to navigate. Beautiful views especially if you go off the main trail to the peak.

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Jared S
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Solid loop trail with some good views of the area. Still a good amount of snow towards the top of the #13 south trail but it is definitely still passable. Recommend it for sure.

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Sandra Jo
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Snow and ice on fair portion (half of loop)of this trail on October 20. Bring microspikes bc horses stamp it to ice. Tried to make it to snow peak cabin from the loop, but that portion was too icey and we turned back to finish the loop. Sunny side was dry ground. The fall color is peak. New growth has covered most fire scarring. Large tree down across Hwy 20 where trail picks up from parking area but that's your entry point. If you start the loop counter clockwise, be sure to look behind you as you face the boulder hill (1/2 mile?) or you will miss the small lake on your left. I'd do this counter clockwise next time and come down the SW side around 4 pm for sunset light on the view points there. Mid afternoon light is too flat. There was a lot of haze from 2 controlled burns last week in Kettle Falls and the Colville Reservation. Check with ranger district for recent burns before any Fall hikes bc they burn at different times depending on moisture. AirNow showed 2.5pm, the dangerous particle size, yesterday. Saw two other parties, there is road noise much of this hike but the views are lovely.

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Joellee Gregersen
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Hands down one of the most breathtaking loops I have done on a horse! It does have some pretty rocky areas, so a sure footed horse is best. It was a good mental challenge for the horses, thinking about where to put there feet on a tough terrain, but not to bad! We had a nice cool September breeze so they all hardly broke a sweat. STUNNING views around the whole loop! A few bridges over some little streams too. Will for sure come back and do again!

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lorne zimmermann
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this is a great loop trail with surprising mountain trail effects. be sure to go up Sherman peak for the view

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Shawn Booms
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Great little trail. Views are amazing. My gps put it at 6.3 miles round trip. There is a switch back about 2 miles in were there is a tiny lake the trail bypasses. Look for it its really beautiful:)

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Stephen Heath
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Great views and a wonderful walking through Northeastern Washington’s Kettle Range. The path around Sherman Peak is currently free of snow, except for one small patch on the SW side of the mountain. Conditions were great! NOTE: Distance measured by my GPS from parking lot was 6.25 miles RT. I’ve seen guidebooks say anything from 5.3 to 6.0. Not sure why the description on this says 3.4.

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Chad Neu
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Really fun and rad lil loop. Solid trail, technical, a few springs that you can refill. It's absolutely worth a quick 5 mile hike or run.

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Derek Deniston
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This is an awesome trail, we did it last April or so and it was a lot longer than 3 miles, I think it was something like 8-10, after the initial climb up, it is a relatively flat circle with amazing views of valleys on both sides. Amazing hike.

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BILL LEVINE
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Jim Bennett
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Gary Spawn
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Daniel Kaminsky
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Michele Gill
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Dick Hatterman
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Naomi Edwards
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Justin Maisch
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Kari Billigton
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