Trails for Every Season

In Recreation, Things to Do by Republic, WA


A view overlooking the Kettle Crest

Just minutes outside of Republic, the Pacific Northwest Trail winds its way through dense stands of Ponderosa pines and over lush meadows full of lupine and grasses. The trail begins in the Olympic Mountains far west of Republic and can take you all the way to the crest of the Rocky Mountains. Some may not know that popular local trails, like the Thirteen Mile Trail and the Kettle Crest Trail are part of the larger Pacific Northwest Trail system.

To find out more about the Pacific Northwest Trail system in our area, visit the Northeast Washington Trails website. Or, find out more about the entire Pacific Northwest Trail on their website.

Photo courtesy of Altai Skis,, a local retailer in Ferry County.

Photo courtesy of Altai Skis,, a local retailer of backcountry skis

As winter approaches, many are getting excited about cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the backcountry. The Republic area has a lot to offer for winter sports enthusiasts! The Northeast Washington Trails website, covering Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties, offers information on trails for both cross country skiing and snowmobiling in our area. Be sure to check out these pages before you head out:

Cross Country Ski Trails

Snowmobile Routes

We hope to see you out and about in our area soon. Happy trails!