Tucannon River Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
#13 of 20 trails in

Tucannon River Trail is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dayton, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.8 miles Elevation Gain: 669 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching







There is a $5 National forest fee, which is payable at the parking area with cash in an envelope.

no shade
over grown
4 months ago

Pretty good hike. Didn't make it to the end. The trail is pretty overgrown. The road leading to it is rough. Not for the average street car. Drive something that can deal with Rick's and big potholes in the dirt road.

Mon Sep 03 2018

Loved the trail, and was okay with the overgrowth for the most part - not a good trail for anyone who wants a flat/easy walk. Saw two snakes and left with two ticks. The road up damaged the undercarriage of my Nissan Altima- the scraping popped things loose. Expect an unmaintained trail next to a pretty river.

Tue Jul 11 2017

This trail does not currently seem maintained, very overgrown. Nice gentle hike with lots of butterflies and wild flowers. There aren't many views or interesting scenery tough.

Tue Jul 05 2016

Went hiking overnight. The road is bad, but the subaru made it. I recommend a truck. There is a $5 National forest fee, which is payable at the parking area with cash in an envelope. The trail starts nice and easy, however the second half is really unmaintained, hundreds of huge trees cover the trail. I took a dog and had to lift her over about half of them. There are huckle berries and wild strawberries about 2 miles in. Also, lots of bear scat but didn't see any bears, or any animals save for a few birds. At the end of the trail 4.1 miles in, there is a nice camp but is covered with potential widow makers, but if you cross the river there is a nice meadow. The place is super dry, and a burn ban was in effect. Also, there are ticks but only saw one and my hiking buddy saw a few rattle snakes. Overall, not bad.

Sat Jun 11 2011

Tucannon River Trail Only about 2miles in the trail is navigably I came to a part where the trail was not in existance. Fallen trees and lot of water was filling the uprooted trees. I could not go one and turned around. This was 3 weeks ago.

Sun May 27 2018