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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

88%

Runnable

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°)

Dogs Leashed

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

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

Runner Notes

Steep climbs.

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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Shared By:

Dave Dutro

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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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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Jul 6, 2018
Tory P
Turned around at waterfall. Great day to hike, not many on the trail. 6.2mi
Apr 28, 2018
Summer Enser
3.8mi
Sep 18, 2017
Joshua Welz