Best Hikes with Dogs Inland Northwest  by Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer

Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest Guide Book

by Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs Inland Northwest  by Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer
More than a dozen dogs, big and small, were enlisted to select the best trails for optimum canine enjoyment in the Inland Northwest. They chose many lesser-known trails free of crowds, horses, bicycles, or motorized vehicles. These trails offer shade and lakes or streams for your canine companion to play in and keep cool. Regions covered include the Selkirks, Blue Mountains, Columbia Plateau, the Palouse, the Cabinet Mountains of Montana, plus the Idaho Panhandle, Canadian Okanagan Highlands, and B.C. Kootenay.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest" Guide Book
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One foot! Just 1 lousy foot is all that keeps this lofty peak from being eastern Washington’s highest summit. That honor goes to nearby Gypsy Peak. Still, this summit is impressive—the views are grand ...
Colville, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
This is a straightforward hike to one of the loneliest summits on the Kettle Crest. It also offers one of the easiest approaches to the lofty Kettle high country. The Barnaby Buttes Trail utilizes an ...
Republic, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.5
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Lying just a few miles outside of the pastoral Pend Oreille River valley, large and mostly undeveloped, Bead Lake is a pleasant surprise. It is surrounded by groves of old growth, it has no visible ...
Newport, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
What hiking dog wouldn’t be interested in a trail called Big Lick? But before you get your best buddy all worked up, this trail isn’t lined with kibble or last night’s leftovers. Neither are there leg ...
Republic, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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If the Ten Lakes Scenic Area were any more accessible it would certainly be overrun by visitors. Fortunately they’re tucked in a quiet corner of ntana, far away from any major communities. It’s a tr ...
Eureka, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
You and your dog will love exploring it, but only if you visit during the spring. Summer is just too hot. Fall is hunting season and winter is breeding season. Ticks can be a problem come May. Rattl ...
Moses Lake, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Here’s a short, sweet hike to a gem of a lake that doesn’t get too busy. Little Bramlet Lake sits in a forested bowl just inside the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. The trail to it, however, is outside ...
Libby, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The proposed Cube Iron-Silcox Wilderness area of the southern Cabinet Mountains offers miles of great backcountry romps into a lightly traveled region. Lofty summits, alpine meadows and lakes, and a g ...
Thompson Falls, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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The 13-mile Pend Oreille Divide Trail offers some of the finest ridgeline walking within the entire Cabinet Range. Undulating between 5000 and 6700 feet, this skyline trail traverses sprawling alpine ...
Sandpoint , ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
When the Columbia River valley begins to swelter in the summer sun, hordes of relief seekers from nearby Trail and Castlegar head to the 3000- acre Champion Lakes Provincial Park. Can you blame them? ...
Trail, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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A bird-watcher’s paradise, the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is also a nice place for bird dogs. It’s also good for dogs not bred for hunting, because the Turnbull is closed to sportsmen, making i ...
Spokane, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
This is a short, sweet hike to two of the many little lakes that dot the high plateau separating the Kettle and West Kettle Rivers. This is a region that calls out to be explored by you and your pooch ...
Kelowna, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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The Marcus Trail should provide you and your pup with a lonely trek into the heart of the Kettles. The view alone from Copper Butte is worth the journey. The entire Kettle Range can be observed from ...
Republic, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
The hike to Crystal Lake is short but steep—in elevation and in history. It’s not a terribly difficult hike, just a bit of a grunt for short-winded dogs and their owners. At least the trail, which uti ...
Saint Regis, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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Rising above the Spokane Valley and neighboring Rathdrum Prairie, 5883- foot Mount Spokane is a prominent local landmark. A southern outpost of the Selkirk Mountains, it’s also a local favorite spot f ...
Spokane, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
The Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge is a great destination for wellbehaved and inquisitive dogs. The 2774-acre reserve was established in 1965 to protect habitat for migratory waterfowl. Over 200 sp ...
Sandpoint , ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
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Are you looking for a quiet alternative to Cabin Lake? An alpine lake that you and your dog can enjoy all by yourselves? A place where you might actually be able to catch a fish, without worrying that ...
Thompson Falls, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
Big, beautiful Christina Lake—you won’t get tired of looking at it. And with some of the warmest waters in all of Canada, your buddy won’t get tired of playing in it. Cottages line the southern third ...
Castlegar, BC - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
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The Bitterroot Divide between Idaho and Montana contains scores of beautiful backcountry lakes. Two of the most accessible are Diamond and Cliff. No surprise, then, that these two lakes see a fair amo ...
Saint Regis, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
There’s nothing disappointing about Disappointment Peak. This fairly easy hike is a great introduction to the wild and lonely Loomis State Forest, one of Washington’s least known public lands. A few ...
Tonasket, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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