Wapaloosie Trail #15

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 48.66250°N / 118.4641°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hike
Additional Information Time Required: Half a day
Additional Information Difficulty: Walk-up
Sign the Climber's Log


Drive west from Colville, Washington past Kettle Falls on Highway 395, over the Columbia River. Turn left (west) on Highway 20, and go 18.4 miles to Albion Hill Road #2030. Turn right (north) on Road #2030 and drive on the good gravel road 3.3 miles, and the signed Wapaloosie Mountain Trailhead is on your left.

Route Description

This 2.6-mile-long trail is in great condition, and provides great southerly views of the Sherman Pass area. It doesn’t reach all the way to the summit, but a quick off-trail hike through the open forest is easy to handle. See the topo map on the “Getting There” section of this post.

It takes 2 hours to hike to the summit, and 1-1/4 hours to descend. No water is available (unless you want to melt snow early in the season).

If you start out early and want to make a loop hike, it’s possible to drop back down to the Kettle Crest Trail #13, head northwards to Scar Mountain (7,046 feet) and Copper Butte (7,140 feet), then descend back down to Albion Hill Road via the Old Stage Road Trail #75.

Essential Gear

Bring water, because the mountain snow melts by the end of May each spring.

Miscellaneous Info

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