Hiking The Gillette Ridge Trail System

The 31st most popular hiking trail in Washington.

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North of Spokane and Colville in the Three Rivers Ranger District, the Gillette Ridge Trail System consists of two multi-purpose hiking loops totalling 13 miles.

Trailheads are located at Roger Mountain, Clinton Creek Forest Camp, and Onion Creek. Roger Mountain- travel state Route 20 one mile east of Colville. Turn north on county road 9435 and follow for 19 miles. Take Forest Service road 500 for 6.4 miles to hiking trailhead. See map for Clinton Creek and Onion Creek trailhead locations.

Keep an eye out for caribou, moose and grizzly in the northeast corner of this national forest.

Overall, Gillette Ridge Trail System is the 31st most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Gillette Ridge Trail System including South Fork Silver Creek Trail, Mount Spokane State Park and Liberty Lake Regional Park.


Local Contact(s):  CNF (509) 684-7000; Local Tourism (509) 684-5973; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800

Recommended Book:  "Backpacking Washington" from Craig Romano

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Luxury Loding:  Davenport Hotel, Spokane

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/colville/

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/26/2016

ID:  14947


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