Explore the most popular walking 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.

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

22 days 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.

1 month 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!!

1 month ago

Beautiful abundance of wild flowers!

1 month 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!

2 months ago

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

3 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!

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

11 months ago

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.

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.

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

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.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Great trip!!

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.

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.

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!

Monday, June 02, 2014

I've done Sullivan loop several times love it!

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!

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.

Monday, July 08, 2013

We did this as a three day/two night hike but could easily have been condensed to an overnight. Lots of great campsites along river and several others on the shedroof divide portion. Not many water sources on the shedroof divide trail so be prepared, but the Washington side had tons of water. We added the trek up to little snowy top fire lookout to spend the night and it is totally worth it, amazing views of Idaho, Washington and Canada. Did not see any bears but plenty of bear signs, make sure and go prepared. With the addition of the lookout and some minor backtracking my GPS said our total loop was 17.7 miles. And BTW there is way more elevation than 570 feet, probably closer to 4000 feet once you factor in all the ups and downs of each valley you cross. Overall great hike, highly recommended.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Doing this in one day is an incredible slog whereas two days is a beautiful hike. If you start up high on #535, you walk a closed road for a mile an then get beautiful scenery for many miles. A good camping spot is on the shoulder of BIg Snowy and there is a little spring in wet seasons a little ways down towards the basin. Or you can go on down into the basin and find lots of spots and water. This year, they are doing a lot of work on the trail in the basin, so call ahead of time to Sullivan Lake RS. Horses are not allowed until they are finished and it may be closed occasionally to hikers.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

My most favorite hike anywhere even though my first time I hiked the last 3 miles in the dark ill prepared with no light source. It is incredibly beautiful and if you are looking for an escape from the crowds or mountain bikers this is the place. I rarely pass anyone on the trails even with 50+ miles of hiking in 2 days. The loop can be done in one day (not 48 hours as the guide says) but you must keep moving as it does take an entire day of daylight. Starts out up high and then many hours are spent in the forest along the river, there are about 3 different water crossings with the last being one I haven't been able to make without getting wet. After the last major water crossing you will begin to head up and out (approx 3 miles -- my nike+ ipod always runs out of a charge during this section!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

We camped on Lake Sullivan and hiked the trail while we were there. It was a pretty easy trail. We saw big horn sheep running up and down the trail several times a day to get water. It was beautiful there and we boated on the intimate lake.

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