2.2 miles
Distance
1,464 ft
Climb
-12 ft
Descent
00:44:26
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Abercrombie Mountain
    Metaline Falls, Washington
  • Ref Number
    #117
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #22220 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33993 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,453 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,836 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,296 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,843 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,297 ft
  • Grade
    12.3%
  • Grade max
    -5.8%
  • Grade min
    56.6%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    620 ft
  • Distance flat
    285 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:11:45
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on Jun 17, 2019
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      Abercrombie... Trail Reports

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      Jun 17, 2019 @ 8:47pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      Good condition, all clear
      Aug 6, 2018 @ 11:39am
      Aug 6, 2018
      Dry and in good shape
      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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