Disappointment Peak Trail

Chopaka, Washington 98844

Disappointment Peak Trail

Disappointment Peak Trail Professional Guide

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"This fairly easy hike is a wonderful introduction to the wild and lonely Loomis State Forest, some of Washington’s least-known public lands. Back in the 1990s, most of this wild country nearly succumbed to the chain saw.

But thanks to a well-funded and well-publicized campaign spearheaded by Conservation Northwest, 25,000 acres of the Loomis was reclassified as a Natural Resource Conservation Area (NRCA). Home to lynx, wolverine, the occasional grizzly, and a plethora of wildflower species, there’s nothing disappointing at all about Disappointment Peak."

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington (The Mountaineers Books)
Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano
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"Bordering the Pasayten Wilderness to the west and British Columbia's Snowy Mountain Provincial Park to the north, the Loomis is within good company and it deserves your attention. This is a land of incredible diversity. the transition zone between the Cascades and the Okanogan Highlands. Rare fauna, much flora, and a handful of endangered flowering plants can be found here. One of the easiest and more rewarding hikes in the Loomis is the 21.2mile trip around the Disappointment Creek Basin. Despite the name, you won't be. Following an old mine road, the trail winds its way to a 7160 foot summit on the shoulder of Chopaka Mountain, referred to locally as Disappointment Peak." Read more
Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer
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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." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Mid-May– Oct
6,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,160 feet
Top Elevation
Department of Natural Resources, Northeast Region (Colville)
Local Contacts
Green Trails Horseshoe Basin No. 21
Local Maps

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Dec 2018