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Huckleberry Trail

Monday, March 16, 2020

Other Names

Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District, South Huckleberry Mountain, Bangs Mountain, Sherman Creek, Canyon Creek, Lake Ellen

Last Known StatusOpen

This area offers two scenic 4x4 trails, the South Huckleberry Trail #12110 and Huckleberry Trail #12060. Both trails wind through a mixed pine tree forest and consist of mostly hardpacked terrain with some rugged sections, plus several steep climbs and descents.

The South Huckleberry Trail can be accessed off Bangs Mountain Road and offers some difficult sections that consist of steep climbs and descents. At the top of the trail is a nice viewpoint. At 3.3 miles, look for the trail to fork towards the hill top. Approximately 250-300 feet will be an open area where you can park, and hike a short distance to the south for a nice view. Riders can turn back at this point or keep following the trail south towards Huckleberry Trail #12060.

To reach the next trail, continue south 3.7 miles then turn east on Barnaby Creek Road and continue about 3 miles, turn left on Forest Service Road #028. Follow this trail for about 5 miles, which ties into Huckleberry Trail #12060. The last section leads up a rocky slope to the top of a small peak, which offers excellent views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesWA ORV Tab
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $6.00
RV: $6.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Canyon Creek Campground Fee

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityKettle Falls, WA
AddressBangs Mountain Road, Kettle Falls, WA 99141
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From: Kettle Falls, WA
1) Take Hwy 395 west across the Columbia River Bridge
2) Turn left (west) onto Hwy 20, continue 7.7 miles
3) Turn left (south) onto Bangs Mountain Road, continue about 1000 feet
4) Canyon Creek Campground is on the left (east). Stage here or continue south on Bangs Mountain Road 1.9 miles
5) Look for dirt road on the right (west), turn here. Follow road around small bend, look for a small parking area straight ahead.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoColville National Forest - Three Rivers Ranger District
255 W. 11th Avenue
Kettle Falls, WA 99141
(509) 738-7700
mailroom_r6_colville@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoTri-county Motorized Recreation Association
1675 Marble Valley Basin Road
Addy,, WA 99101
anneott@gmail.com
anneott@centurytel.net
tcmra.com
CommentLocal offroad club that maintains trails and hosts group rides.

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation2800 to 5200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has many trees.Many
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has mostly roads.Mostly
ShadeThis national forest has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline GasolineKettle Falls, WA
Diesel DieselKettle Falls, WA
Potable Water WaterKettle Falls, WA
RV Hookups RV HookupKettle Falls, WA
RV Dump Station RV DisposalKettle Falls, WA
Primitive Camping CampgroundKettle Falls, WA
Convenience Store Conv StoreKettle Falls, WA
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