Sullivan Lake Trail

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Trail Distance: 8.2 miles
Time Estimate: 3 hr 20 min
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Leash Rule: On & Off Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Unknown
Description

Take a hike with your pup on the Sullivan Lake Trail and see one of the Colville National Forest’s most spectacular gems. This popular 8.2-mile there-and-back trail winds along the lakeshore of the gorgeous Sullivan Lake waters surrounded by the Selkirk Mountain Range.

You’ll find the trailhead for this scenic trek at the East Sullivan Campground on the lake’s northern end. In this national forest, dogs must be leashed in developed recreation sites, but once you’re a little ways down the trail, it’s okay to let your pup off leash. Just be sure Fido stays under voice control and within eyesight, as there are lots of other hikers and wildlife in the area.

The trail starts off in a picturesque Pacific Northwest forest where moss grows wild and hemlock and red cedar trees tower overhead. You and your dog will hike along the foothills of Hall Mountain for a while until the views open up to stunning rocky outcroppings and lake views. There are benches here where you and your furry pal can take in the sights and catch your breath. You can also hike down to the water and dip your toes into the frigid waters!

There are many other fantastic things to see on the Sullivan Lake Trail like bighorn sheep! These majestic quadrupeds are frequently spotted hanging around the area. If you make a trek in the fall, you and Fido will enjoy the bright shades of gold and red as the larch trees change color with the season. Whether permitting, the aurora borealis are sometimes visible from the lakeshore certain times of the year! It’s a breathtaking sight as countless stars dust the skies surrounding the glow of the northern lights – all over the reflection of the lake and the silhouetted mountains!

With surreal scenery and a furrific trail, you and your pup will have a great time on the Sullivan Lake Trail!

Trail Features
Steep Inclines, Beach, Forest, Lake, Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Mountains
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Wolves have been spotted in the area in recent years, so be sure your dog stays nearby and under voice control if you decide to let them off leash. Be sure to dress in layers, bring bug spray in warmer months, and lots of drinking water and snacks for you and Fido.
Address
Sullivan Lake Rd
Metaline Falls, WA 99153
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
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Address
Sullivan Lake Rd
Metaline Falls, WA 99153
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours