2 miles
1,663 ft
-92 ft
Avg time
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  • Riding area
    Abercrombie Mountain
    Metaline Falls, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

Abercrombie Trailhead is a small turnaround at the end of a high elevation single lane dirt road. There is an information board at the junction of the turnaround and Abercrombie Trail #117 to let you know that you have made it to your destination. The 3.2 mile Abercrombie trail is primarily wooded until it reaches the ridge top. The ridge is open with scattered trees providing breathtaking panoramic views of the Pend Oreille and Columbia River valleys as well as the Kettle Crest. Wildflowers and huckleberries can be found during the late season and don’t miss out on exploring the old Abercrombie Lookout that can be reached by going north where the established trail ends. There is limited dispersed camping available. You’re likely to encounter variable weather, so layered clothing and a survival kit are suggested.

Over 100 plant species occur along the gorgeous trail to the peak. Hike in July for prime wildflower viewing with brilliant displays of beargrass, silky lupine, and red paintbrush. Common shrubs include Cascades azalea, Utah honeysuckle, black elderberry, yellow mountain-heath, and dwarf huckleberry. Wildflowers not to miss are heart-leaved arnica, queen’s cup, larkspur, fireweed, subalpine daisy, rattlesnake plantain, parrot’s beak, and twisted stalk.

For geocache enthusiasts, you’ll find one on Abercrombie Mountain. Visit Geocaching.com for more information.

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More Stats for Abercrombie Summit Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,571 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,734 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,307 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,734 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,305 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,618 ft
  • Distance flat
    465 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 17, 2017
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to abercrombie-summit-trail trailhead (48.926419, -117.478840)
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Abercrombie... Trail Reports

Sep 17, 2017 @ 9:27pm
Sep 17, 2017
Awesome ride. quite remote but there were a few other hikers and bikers out. Considering lack of rain trails were in very good condition.
Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:26am
Aug 28, 2017
great for a super dry august. Dry, but not dusty or bad in any way.
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