Gillette Ridge Trail System Horseback Riding

The 24th most popular equestrian 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 horseback riding 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 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 24th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Washington. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Gillette Ridge Trail System including South Fork Silver Creek Trail, Little Pend Oreille ORV Trail System, Kettle Crest / Sherman Trail, Riverside State Park, 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:  "Horsemans Guide To Washington" from John Wolcott

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Luxury Loding:  Davenport Hotel, Spokane

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  14944


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