Sherman Peak Loop Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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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.

Distance: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,171 feet Route Type: Loop

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mountain biking

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bird watching

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views

wild flowers

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snow
3 months ago

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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5 months ago

Highly recommend! Easy to follow and so many gorgeous views. Looking forward to returning this winter for some snowshoeing!

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

What a beautiful trail. Went 2nd week of August and there were still lots of wild flowers on the back side of the loop. Took us 3 hours to complete at a relaxed pace. Very well maintained trail. Will definitely be back

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6 months ago

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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rocky
6 months ago

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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6 months ago

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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rocky
7 months ago

8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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.

hiking
Sun Oct 21 2018

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.

horseback riding
Sun Sep 02 2018

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!

Fri Aug 24 2018

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

running
Fri Jul 06 2018

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:)

hiking
Mon Jun 25 2018

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.

running
Mon Aug 21 2017

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.

Mon Apr 03 2017

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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