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Tacoma Peak Trail

Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range
48.3711, -117.3722 Map & Directions
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
2,000 feet
Highest Point
5,000 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
View on the way up. Photo by Holly Weiler. Full-size image
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Branch off from the Batey Bould ORV Area to climb into the Colville National Forest. Enjoy the trees as you walk through the forest up to the top of Tacoma Peak, where you can get views of the Pend Oreille River Valley. Continue reading

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Hiking Tacoma Peak Trail

Begin from the Batey Bould ORV Area and climb up into the Colville National Forest. This trail is still open to motorcyclists and snowmobiles, but hikers can enjoy solitude on less busy days such as during the week. Mostly in the trees, this trail climbs Tacoma Peak through cedar, larch, fir, and hemlock trees. From the top, enjoy views of the Pend Oreille River Valley. 

Begin your trip crossing over a series of bridges and puncheons. Start to climb steeply as you make your way up Tacoma Peak. Look for animal tracks - you may see mice, birds, and maybe even a few moose. In the winter, snowshoes are necessary for hikers. The trail crosses some avalanche terrain, so check conditions before you leave and come prepared.

At the top, pause to admire the view. Below you to the east is the Pend Oreille River. There are other peaks around, such as Dirty Shirt and Fourth of July Mountain to the west. Meadows sit in the river valley. After you've soaked it all in, make your way back down to the parking lot to finish the day.

Hike Description Written by
McKenzie Carlson, WTA Correspondent

Tacoma Peak Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.3711, -117.3722 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Newport, WA: Follow State Highway 20 north to Cusick. Proceed through Cusick and follow the highway for another half mile to the intersection of Kapps Lane (County Road 2341). This route is marked with large directional signs from Highway 20 to the trailhead. Turn left onto Kapps Lane and follow it for one mile until it intersects with West Calispell Road (County Road 9205). At this intersection, turn right and proceed for two miles to the intersection of West Calispell and Sicley Road (County Road 2341). Turn left onto Sicley Road and follow it for 1.5 miles to the trailhead area which is located on the left side of the road.

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Eastern Washington > Selkirk Range

Tacoma Peak Trail (#309)

Colville National Forest, Newport Ranger District

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