Rufus Route ORV #148

Area Status: Open

This multi-purpose trail follows a roadbed. Upper portion of the trial becomes boggy and difficult to cross during wet periods. Wildflowers and wildlife viewing. The trail continues to Granite Peak or Frater Lake on Trail #142. The western portion of the trail west of FS RD 2712 is suitable for 50 inch and under ATVs. East of FS RD 2712 is motocycle road only. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: User Defined Area Forecast Rufus Trail #148
Fees: No
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Light
Restrictions: The trail to the 2712 road is closed due to a DNR timber sale.
Closest Towns: Colville, WA
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From Colville, WA:  Head north on N Maple St toward E 2nd Ave 0.1 mi. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto WA-20 E/E 3rd Ave continue to follow WA-20 E for 24.5 miles.  Turn right onto NF-200/Pendoreille Lake Rd for 0.9 miles.

Google map directions from Colville, WA

General Notes:
  • USGS Map: Lake Gillette 30

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

  • Great hiking trail but need to share with motorized users.
  • Can access trail #142 and #145.
Difficulty Level: Easy

OHV Trail Riding

  • Need to share this trail with hikers.
  • Can access trail #142 and #145.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
3.4 miles

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  Elevation : 
3,190 feet - 4,360 feet range