Red Bluff Trail #553

Area Status: Open

This is a difficult 5.2 miles one way trail. Trail is densely wooded with moderate to steep grades. Connects with the Halliday Trail #522 and the North Fork Trail #507 for additional hiking. This area is closed to motorized use.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Parking
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Restrictions: Food and wildlife attractants must be properly stored at all times.
Closest Towns: Metaline Falls, WA
Information Center: Trail Map provided by

General Information

General Notes:
  • USGS Map: Metaline Falls


From Metaline Falls, WA:  Follow State Highway 31 north for 2.4 miles to the junction of Sullivan Lake Road (County Road 9345). Turn right (south) and follow the Sullivan Lake Road for 3.9 miles to the trailhead.

Google map directions from Metaline Falls, WA

Latitude 48.854104 Longitude -117.287608

Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

  • Challenging ride. NOTE: Trail connects with the North Fork Trail #507. Bicycles are not allowed on portion of trail in Salmo-Priest Wilderness Area.  

Day Hiking

  • Strenuous day hike. 
Difficulty Level: Difficult


  • Great opportunity. Length of trip varies if combining this trail with trails in Salmo-Priest Wilderness Area.  

Viewing Wildlife

  • Variety of wildlife ranging from common whitetail deer to endangered woodland caribou and threatened grizzly bear. Other species of interest are bighorn sheep moose, elk, mountain lion, black bear, gray wolf, bald eagle and other bird species.

Viewing Plants

  • Mixed conifer forest.


Parking: Small parking off of county road.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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