Swan Lake and Butte–listen to the cry of the loon

Loons nest on Swan Lake.

Quick Facts: NOTE: Road to Swan Lake has been damaged due to winter storms and may not be open. Call Republic Ranger District for road status (509) 775-7400 Location: Colville National Forest, near Republic Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 3.1 miles Elevation gain: 360 feet Contact: Colville National Forest Notes: Dogs permitted on leash, but […]

Jungle Hill–a scenic and challenging boogie to the Kettle Crest

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Location: Colville National Forest, near Republic Land Agency: US Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.0 miles High Point: 6,550 feet Elevation gain: 2,250 feet Difficulty: difficult Contact: Colville National Forest Access: From Republic, head east on SR 20 for 25 miles turning left onto FR 2030 (Albion Hill Road). From Kettle Falls, head west on SR 20 […]

Wapaloosie Mountain–a wapaloosie of a peak indeed!

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Location: Kettle River Range Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 2,000 feet Contact: Colville National Forest Access: From Republic, head east on SR 20 for 21 miles turning left  onto FR 2030 (Albion Hill Road). From Kettle Falls, head west on SR 20 for 22 miles, turning right onto FR 2030. Follow FR […]