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Lime Kiln Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (36) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An old timber logging route that follows rapids around the bend.


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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.9

KM

Out and Back

746' 227 m

High

487' 148 m

Low

485' 148 m

Up

486' 148 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No pass or permit required, no known closure dates.

Overview

While Lime Kiln Trail does not contain sky blue lakes and long-distance vistas, the Robe Valley develops a sense of remoteness, almost like a private trail along the riverbed. The trail contains different varieties of flora and fauna, which is sure to intrigue every passerby. Towards the end of the trail are some stronger rapids which make for great photo ops.

Need to Know

The trail is popular during the summer because of the water features and if the water level is low, there is a perfect area for snacking and relaxing at the trail end.

Description

This trail initially starts off with more fauna and flora but as you continue to venture through the trail, you'll come across the river rapids passing through, giving off a cool breeze while hiking the path.

Along the way, you can stop and check out the old kilns where limestone was made (actual tool/artifacts are still there!). When you come to the end feel free to hope into the water but be careful of the strong rapids and big rocks.

Flora & Fauna

The hike begins in a heavily forested area with a large growth of ferns below. During August, you may find a few ripe blackberries along the trail.

History & Background

In days of old, there was a logging and lime rail line that ran along Old Robe Canyon. The railroad has since been shut down, but you may see remnants of the line as you make your way along this trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Justin S.

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  4.2 from 36 votes

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Photos

Rapids turning the corner
Apr 23, 2015 near Granite…, WA
Lime Kiln
Apr 23, 2015 near Granite…, WA
Icing over during the winter - near the Lime Kiln Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Granite…, WA
Saw from the mining equipment
Apr 23, 2015 near Granite…, WA
Lime Kiln
Apr 29, 2015 near Granite…, WA
Lime Kiln Trail singletrack.
Apr 29, 2015 near Granite…, WA

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