Explore the most popular hiking trails near Metaline Falls with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easier to find trail head from the south than the north. I hiked 2 miles on each end. Beautiful lake, beautiful day!!

Great hike, not too steep. The road leading in to the trailhead is rough, but you can easily get to it in a car, we took a Focus. The views from the top are absolutely amazing!

on Salmo-Priest Loop

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful like always! Trail is a little over grown, you can’t argue about it being berry bushes though! Just pop a few in your mouth as you push through!
The trail is closer to 22m long if you loop and count the 1m old skid road.
Good luck and happy hiking!

Beautiful. Just needs some downed trees removed.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike two days to do the loop. Easy crossing at river, trail a bit overgrown on the Idaho side. A few trees down but no big deal. Water in good shape at about the 5700 ft level coming up from the river. Also a last camp soon on the right next to the river at about 5500 or so. Dry up on the ridge. Water is pretty much dry at the corner to shed roof divide trail. A few birds, grouse, dried bear scat on trail. Two other groups on route I saw. HOT!!! would like to go back in cooler weather and bluer Skys. Nice trail!!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful abundance of wild flowers!

hiking
4 months ago

What a perfect Sunday funday hiking Abercrombie Mountain north of Colville! It’s the second highest peak in Eastern Washington (by one little foot in elevation) at 7,310 feet. We saw fresh bear scat, tracks and scratches in a tree but sadly never saw our bear. I haven’t seen a view that spectacular since Scotchman Peak last summer. Highly recommended!

backpacking
5 months ago

Bring your camera and a little extra time to enjoy the serenity up here.

hiking
6 months ago

Good news! This Trail is finally open again we just hiked it on Saturday! Not sure how long it will take for them to update their website (Colville NF) but the Hall's Mountain Trail is also open the only Trail remaining but is still closed is at the top of the ridge next to Sullivan Lake.

Absolutely breathtaking views!

hiking
10 months ago

beautiful trail.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Why is everybody calling this trail 7.7 miles. Its 5.2 miles to the junction of trail #522 and #507! Since this is where #533 ends, its a 10.4 round trip.

Monday, October 16, 2017

great views and climb to top...snow and windy! Did not go around to Hooknose- next time!

hiking
Saturday, October 07, 2017

Nice hike but I'll have to go back do to the weather being pretty socked in I really couldn't take advantage of the views but what I was able to see was great. Pretty good incline but fairly short distance well worth the time.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

The road up was a little treacherous for the mid sized sedan rental car that I took (luckily it was a rental). But once we got to the trail, we were not disappointed. Beautiful pine forests cloaked the area in a thick pine scent that cannot be beat. Small waterfalls and cool mountain streams offered relief from the moderate heat encountered in the first couple miles. I was there in mid June and there were still patches of snow on the last mile or so with very large drifts at the peak. The view at the top was unbeatable. It was a little chilly at the top so expect to bring a sweatshirt if you plan on staying for an extended period of time. If I ever find myself in the area again, this is a definite.
Note that the coordinates supplied by AllTrails aren't accurate. Stay left and follow the signs for the trail head.

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Road to Trailhead is ok until last mile, three large ruts and my friends mid size SUV scraped going out. Arrived early Sunday morning of Labor Day weekend to a empty TH., maybe five cars on return several hours later. Great well maintained trail that's recently had some work and weed whacking done. Trail switchbacks up and just enough shade along the trail, except the last mile to provide relief from the heat. Pretty hazy from the smoke but all and all great hike with stellar views.

on Sullivan Lake

hiking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

Closed until further notice due to Noisy Creek fire.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fun hike, great views of the lake....not sure how the fire is going to effect the views and hike...please let us know if your hiking this trail.

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

Great trip!!

backpacking
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Beautiful area. Wildfires were a bit close for comfort by Shedroof mountain. Heck of an overnight hike, but well worth it.

Monday, July 17, 2017

I loved this hike – keep in mind, I’m new to the hiking world this year.. so others may think differently
1st – the gravel road leading to the trail.. if you have a family van, or small car, you might rethink this trail – it’s not a bad road, but some vehicles might have some issues.
2nd – Amazing hike – this trail has a little of everything, deep wooded areas, vast open areas and amazing views everywhere you look. The peak of this trail is loose rock, so smaller kids, or older individuals might have a rough time with it.
3rd – this is a trail I will be hiking every year now – it’s great

Friday, June 30, 2017

beautiful hike many scenic stops

Monday, June 27, 2016

We did this hike over two nights. It was a challenge at times but the views were amazing. The youngest in are group was 8 years old . it was a little slow going for him but he made it! Would do it again.

camping
Sunday, October 04, 2015

Great hike, somewhat challenging on the way up. Bring a bear bell! There's tons of elk & black bear tracks although I didn't actually see any large game. Gets a little cold (October) in the campsites by the river, so dress warm! Very wooded so the views are limited, but if you're looking for a beautiful walk thru the woods, this trail is awesome.

hiking
Friday, April 10, 2015

Okay, first of all, this trail has a bridge out in a swamp about halfway up. It is passable in more dry weather but could be impassable in rainy weather. The elevation change is 2300!!!! feet. Although many sections are not particularly steep, some are. There are no real views until you reach Crowell Ridge and then what are you going to do? Turn around and walk back 11 miles. I recommend this for going partway up and getting a good workout. Then coming back down without seeing many views. That is what we use if for in the spring for training.

hiking
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sullivan Lake is my favorite place to camp in this area. Last summer we finally did this hike. Great easy hike. Absolutely gorgeous! We had three dogs with us, who loved this hike just as much as us. Will definitely hike again!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

As always the Salmo Loop was great!

hiking
Monday, June 02, 2014

I've done Sullivan loop several times love it!

camping
Thursday, May 29, 2014

This is one of my trails I have done every year since i was a Kid. It never gets old love this place!

hiking
Sunday, May 04, 2014

This is an absolutely gorgeous hike.

Take the COUNTER-CLOCKWISE trail if you plan on doing the full loop. If you don't, you'll have one ugly uphill hike at the end of the trail. I/we know this for a fact. While trail guides list this as moderate with "gradual slopes", it's much more than that when you're dog tired and face that mountain going uphill gaining altitude.

Water in the river was plentiful. Even thought we trusted the source, filtering is still the best option.

There are a handful of riverside campsites. They are all first-come-first served. Even so, while we were there we encountered only one other hiker during our four day trek.

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