Hike of the Month

Photo of Hawk Creek waterfall by Holly Weiler.

Hiking Hawk Creek (Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area)

Hawk Creek is gaining popularity among hikers, mainly as an early spring, snow-free option that generally boasts spring flowers and scenic views. Even so, every …

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Photo by Holly Weiler.

John Wayne Pioneer Trail from Tekoa, Washington

All of the Leave No Trace followers know that step one is Plan Ahead and Prepare, which I always do, generally in the last hour …

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Trail #130 to the CCC Cabin

A snowshoe hike to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) cabin at Mount Spokane State Park offers some of the best views available on the snowshoe …

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Photo of upper Priest Lake by Holly Weiler.

Navigation Trail #291, Upper Priest Lake

I have heard that Priest Lake is a nice place to visit in the summer, but I wouldn’t know because I always save my trips …

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Photo of Bead Lake by Holly Weiler.

Bead Lake, Colville National Forest

It’s wonderful to save Bead Lake for the shoulder season, when the majority of the boaters have placed their pleasure crafts into winter storage and …

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Photo of Jeff Lambert by Holly Weiler.

Sherlock Peak, Colville National Forest

With expansive views of the Selkirks and a wildflower-lined trail, northeast Washington’s Sherlock Peak is an ideal August hike. While Abercrombie, its taller neighbor, receives …

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Photo of Priest Lake from Thunder Mountain by Holly Weiler.

Thunder Creek Loop, Colville National Forest

Reap the benefits of recent trail improvements (with more to come later this summer) on this long loop hike into the Salmo Priest Wilderness. Enter …

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Photo of Kootenai Falls foot bridge by Holly Weiler.

Kootenai Falls

The Pacific Northwest has been setting precipitation records since last October, leaving normally dry trails muddy and damaged by erosion. Avoid those trails, and seek …

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Photo by Holly Weiler.

Deep Creek Loop in Riverside State Park

For many people in the Inland Northwest, finishing Bloomsday is a rite of passage. As a former road runner with several Bloomsday finishes, I understand …

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