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Liberty Creek

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 4.4 (14)

Earn some awesome views and experience a waterfall along this difficult trail.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

Point to Point

3,292' 1,003 m

High

2,062' 628 m

Low

1,274' 388 m

Up

60' 18 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

54%

Max Grade (29°)

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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Best from April (depending on snow pack) until November.

Description

Follow the valley floor for two miles and cross Liberty Creek twice on footbridges before reaching the cedar grove. It is always cool and damp here. This then begins a serious switchbacking climb to the one major viewpoint of Liberty Lake and Mount Spokane to the north. The trail then levels out, eventually reaching the waterfall in one mile from the cedar grove. This is a great place to stop, have a snack and enjoy the picturesque cascading water.

At this point, you'll start another serious climb on a trail that desperately needs repair and more switchbacks. A half mile from the waterfall, you cross the creek one last time and in 0.1 miles reach an old outhouse and shelter which was built by the Boy Scouts. This is the highest point of the route, but there are no views, unfortunately.

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Dave Dutro

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 14 votes

#801

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  4.4 from 14 votes
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#801

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Sweet switch backs
Mar 21, 2015 near Liberty…, WA
Cedar Grove, now the climbing starts!
Mar 21, 2015 near Liberty…, WA
Great trail!   Liberty Lake Loop Trail
Mar 28, 2015 near Liberty…, WA
Waterfall on Liberty Lake Loop
Mar 21, 2015 near Liberty…, WA

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May 25, 2020
josephselby
None — 2h 03m
Jul 27, 2019
Ima TrailAngel
Picked up Edith Hansen Trail to loop back. Steep &hard on my feet going downhill even with trekking poles. Breezy conditions helped on this hot day. 3.8mi
Jun 15, 2019
Kris S
5.9mi — 2h 33m
May 19, 2019
Danielle Ashley
6mi
Apr 21, 2019
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Aug 31, 2018
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Jul 29, 2018
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