Columbia Mountain Loop #24

Area Status: Open

Parking is available at the Kettle Crest Trailhead. Access to the Columbia Mountain trail via Kettle Crest #13 North is 2.2 miles one way. From the junction there is a loop trail, 2.4. miles, that encircles Columbia Mountain. An optional, .3 miles spur trail takes you to the top of Columbia Mountain. Columbia Mountain Lookout is located at the top of the spur and was restored in 2009 and 2010. The historic Columbia Mountain Lookout site consists of a small day-use cabin. Wildlife, wildflowers, and scenic views along this trail.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Drinking water
Closest Towns: Republic, WA
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General Information


From Kettle Crest Trailhead (area is unavailable), travel north on Kettle Crest (North) National Recreation Trail #13 for 2 miles to junction of Columbia Mountain Loop Trail #24.

Latitude 48.623253 Longitude -118.494607

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

  • This loop makes a popular Mountain Biking route.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Day Hiking


  • This loop makes a popular hiking route.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Horse Camping

Horse Riding

Viewing Scenery


Drinking water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
6,100 feet - 6,700 feet range