Disappointment Peak Trail

Tonasket, Washington

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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 years back, much of the Loomis nearly succumbed to the chain saw. But, thanks to a wellfunded and well-publicized campaign by a coalition of conservationists lead by the Northwest Ecosystem Alliance (NWEA), 25,000 acres of the Loomis State Forest has been reclassified as a Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA). All of this—sorry dogs—thanks to a cat! The high-elevation forests of the Loomis contain some of the best lynx habitat left in the Lower 48. The lynx is an elusive feline, so visiting dogs need not worry about being unwelcome.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest

by Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)

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 years back, much of the Loomis nearly succumbed to the chain saw. But, thanks to a wellfunded and well-publicized campaign by a coalition of conservationists lead by the Northwest Ecosystem Alliance (NWEA), 25,000 acres of the Loomis State Forest has been reclassified as a Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA). All of this—sorry dogs—thanks to a cat! The high-elevation forests of the Loomis contain some of the best lynx habitat left in the Lower 48. The lynx is an elusive feline, so visiting dogs need not worry about being unwelcome.

©  Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tonasket
Distance: 5
Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best May through October
Trailhead Elevation: 6,000 feet
Top Elevation: 7,160 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Colville
Local Maps: Green Trails Horseshoe Basin
Driving Directions: Directions to Disappointment Peak Trail

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