Mount Leona Trail

Republic, Washington 99166

Mount Leona Trail

Mount Leona Trail Professional Review and Guide

"An easy climb, Mount Leona offers far-reaching views and a chance for you and your dog to explore some lonely country. That’s the good news. The bad news is that ol’ Leona has been through some tough times. Wildfires in 2001 scorched her summit, and earlier fires raised havoc on her eastern slopes. The burnt areas, if left alone, will do just fine over time; however, this is range country and wayward bovines haven’t been allowing the mountain to recover.

Still, the views are wonderful and there are nice pockets of primeval forest along the way. Raptors catch thermals above while busy nuthatches work the woods. Your dog’s ears will constantly be piqued as she tries to decipher the nonstop avian cacophony. City dogs may be intrigued by the “mooing deer” that linger at the trailhead. “Mittens, that’s where hamburger comes from!”"

More Mount Leona Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"The trail begins next to a beautiful wooden sign depicting the route, compliments of the Ferry County chapter of the Back Country Horsemen. Rock-hop across Lambert Creek and reach a junction in 0.3 mile. You’ll be returning left, so continue right on the Old Stage Trail. Constructed in 1892, just three years after statehood, this old wagon road was an early attempt by legislators to construct a northern east–west route across the state. It was short lived, replaced in 1898 by a route over Sherman Pass that proved more favorable for hauling freight."

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Trail Information

Republic
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
7
Distance
1,325 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Best June through October
Season
5,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,474 feet
Top Elevation
Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Mt. Leona
Local Maps