Oroville, Washington

Top Spots in and near Oroville

  • Oroville, Washington

    Hike the Similkameen Trail

    2.0
    9.7 mi / 35 ft gain
    The Similkameen Trail is a short section of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail(PNT) as it heads west from the the town of Oroville, WA following an old railroad grade in the heart of the Okanagan.From the trailhead in town you'll head west for 1.5 miles before coming to an alternate trai...
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  • Osoyoos, British Columbia

    Spotted Lake Viewpoint

    5.0
    0.32 mi / 36 ft gain
    The Okanagan Highlands is home to a myriad of unique natural phenomena but nothing quite as otherworldly as Spotted Lake.Known to the Syilx People as Khiluk, or the "grandfather of lakes", it is a sacred place for healing and is said to contain 365 coloured spots, one for each day of the year. S...
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  • Loomis, Washington

    Backpack the Pasayten Wilderness via Horseshoe Basin

    5.0
    20 mi / 3500 ft gain
    Please consult with the Forest Service for current road and trail conditions, especially of your are planning a trip on the fringes of the season, i.e. early spring and late fall, as conditions may change without notice and this trail is a long ways from anywhere. When planning a trip to Horsesho...
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  • Loomis, Washington

    Backpack the Pasayten Wilderness via Iron Gate Trailhead

    24 mi
    We started our adventure at the Iron Gate Trailhead. The trail to begin with was pretty flat for about a mile and then begins to ascend higher and higher making for a bit of a workout. You walk through forests with hints of aspen trees and wildflowers, after that it changes to walking through a v...
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  • Okanogan County, Washington

    Cathedral Lakes and Amphitheater Mountain

    5.0
    37.4 mi / 6493 ft gain
    Located in the Pasayten Wilderness and surrounded by Amphitheater Mountain and Cathedral Peak, Cathedral Lakes are a great destination for a multi-day backpacking trip. The shortest route to get Cathedral Lakes (not coming from Canada) is roughly 19 miles. This may be a bit of a "slog" but is def...
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  • Okanogan County, Washington

    Backpack to Remmel Mtn. & Four Point Lake

    5.0
    Remmel Mountain (8685 ft), the former site of a fire lookout, is a massive pile of granite and a wonderful destination for panoramic views of the rugged Pasayten Wilderness. The mountain itself can be accessed from several trailheads and although there are no short routes to the base of the moun...
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  • Penticton, British Columbia

    Rock Climbing Adventures at Skaha Bluffs

    5.0
    With many different walls to choose from, Skaha Bluffs is a phenomenal climbing area for any level of climber. The rock quality is nothing short of phenomenal, and you will learn to trust even the smallest of holds!Because Penticton is in the Okanagan Valley, it does get quite warm. Consider plan...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Cross-Country Ski the Rendezvous Huts

    During the winter months, there are few places in the country that are as isolated, picturesque and active as the Methow Valley, home to the western themed town of Winthrop and the tiny little town of Mazama.With over 200 kilometers of well-groomed cross country ski trails throughout the valley, ...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Pipestone Canyon Rim Trail Loop

    8.77 mi / 1437 ft gain
    The Methow Valley in north-central Washington is magical for myriad reasons—the dry powder and bluebird days of winter, the hot high-desert days of summer, stunning views of the North Cascades Mountains to the west; the list goes on and on.  Adding to its mystique is the little-known Pipestone Ca...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    The Winthrop Trail

    5.0
    12.27 mi / 1204 ft gain
    The Winthrop Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Winthrop, Washington.
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  • Okanogan County, Washington

    Hike to the Goat Peak Lookout

    3.5
    5 mi / 1400 ft gain
    With fall coming quickly, that means larch fever. Views of the North Cascades, Methow Valley, and fall colors all at 7000 feet, doing the short hike of just over 2 miles up to the Goat Peak Lookout will not disappoint.The hike begins in a beautiful forest you'd expect too see at 5500 feet. The al...
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  • Twisp, Washington

    Patterson Mountain Loop

    3.53 mi / 1112 ft gain
    The Patterson Mountain loop is the perfect way for a beginner to intermediate hiker to get acquainted with the arid eastern slope of the North Cascades. This 3.7-mile lollipop with about 1100 feet of elevation gain showcases the open country of the high desert, blanketed with wildflowers in the s...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Bike the North Cascades Highway

    38 mi / 3500 ft gain
    The North Cascades Highway is one of the most beautiful roads in the country. A popular, but long bike ride is to ride from Marblemount on the West side of the Cascades to Mazama on the east side. But for those who aren't up for an epic ride, there is an out and back option from Mazama on east si...
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  • Winthrop, Washington

    Hike to the Tawlks Foster Suspension Bridge

    2 mi / 70 ft gain
    The pin above is a small gravel parking lot which is clearly marked as "Trail Head" from the road. Once you park you are within eye shot of an information station and the trail is marked as "Suspension Bridge Access." Walk past this sign and continue on the well-groomed trail eastward for just sh...
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Camping and Lodging in Oroville

Lost Lake Group Unit
Oroville, Washington

Lost Lake Group Unit

Bonaparte Lake Campground
Tonasket, Washington

Bonaparte Lake Campground

Winthrop / N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday
Winthrop, Washington

Winthrop / N. Cascades National Park KOA Holiday

Swan Lake Kitchen
Republic, Washington

Swan Lake Kitchen

Snow Peak Cabin
Republic, Washington

Snow Peak Cabin

Guides, Insights and Stories from Oroville

You gotta take this scenic Cascade Loop weekend road trip!

You gotta take this scenic Cascade Loop weekend road trip!

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