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Portion of Columbia Plateau Trail State Park


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3.7

Miles

6.0

KM

Point to Point

567' 173 m

High

499' 152 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

12' 4 m

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Max Grade (5°)

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Features Birding · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Need to Know

Pit toilets available at the trailhead, along with a paved parking area with maps and information.

Description

Heading north from the Snake River Junction Trailhead of the Columbia Plateau Trail you'll snug up against the Lake Sacajawea Flood Bar, a notable feature of the Ice Age Floods. There are dozens of old railroad spikes dotted along the trail, with other remnants of the trail's former life. The warning poles, where rocks would fall and trip wires, warning trains of upcoming slides, are heavily tilted over the trail in one section. The end of this recording is where we met a 50-foot deep pile of tumbleweeds and couldn't travel any further.

Flora & Fauna

Likely to run into rattlesnakes during the warmer months. Bird watching for riparian species any time of year.

Shared By:

Michelle Plumb

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Columbia Plateau Trail
Oct 17, 2021 near Connell, WA
Rock Wall
Oct 17, 2021 near Connell, WA
Lake Sacajawea
Oct 17, 2021 near Connell, WA

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