The Clearwater Trekkers are headed to Winchester Lake for an easy winter walk along the 3.3 mile Lakeshore loop Trail on Saturday, February 23rd. We hope you’ll join us! It’s a great opportunity for new members to get to know us and for new hikers to get out on the trail.
We expect the trail to be covered with ice and snow, so bring sturdy boots and warm socks. An extra pair of shoes and socks for the ride home is a good idea, too! Layer up and be prepared for cold, wet weather just in case. Bring a sack lunch for after the hike and plenty of water.
We’ll meet up at the Winchester Dam parking lot at 9:00 AM. We won’t have to pay for parking there and the trail runs right through the parking lot. We should be able to circumnavigate the lake in an easy 3 to 4 hours. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
See you on the trail!
While the snows are up on the mountains, let’s head down into the river canyon! Join us for a hike up Rapid River in Riggins, Idaho on Saturday, March 23rd.
This is an easy to access trail with the trailhead just across from the Fish Hatchery at the end of Rapid River Road. It’s about 2 hours from Lewiston, so let’s meet at the trailhead at 9:00 AM.
The trail is not very difficult as it mostly just follows the river banks, but there are some spots where you walk up on the hillside. We will set the 3rd bridge as our goal, just like we did last time on this trail. Past the 3rd bridge, the trail climbs up on to the ridge. Please, do not hesitate to plan for a longer day if you are feeling adventurous!
Four-legged friends and children are welcome! We will have our lab and red healer with us (with leashes as needed), as well as our kids, 3 and 9 years old. Bring plenty of water, sturdy shoes, and a sack lunch.
See you on the trail!
Our friends with The Kayaking, Biking and sometimes Hiking Club on Meetup are headed to the North Fork of Asotin Creek on Saturday, April 13th. Here’s their description of the event:
“Out and back 5-mile hike along Asotin Creek. Bring lunch, water, and good hiking shoes. The path is rocky but not difficult.
Meet at 9 a.m. at Swallows Nest Park in Clarkston. Trailhead is about a half hour from Clarkston. Discovery pass is required. I have one and can take 3 with me.”
Let us know if you have Discover Pass as well, and if you can take a few hikers with you.
Meetup Event link:
April 27 – Colfax – Meet at the Community Center – 8:00 a.m.
This is an easy hike that follows an abandoned train track along the Palouse River. It’s flat with no hills. Distance 4 1/2 miles total. We frequently see wildlife which makes it more interesting. We usually eat our lunch at a small park in Colfax after the hike. This hike can be muddy, so bring appropriate footwear.
Hike the Big Eddy Trail, but this year we’ll start at Freeman Creek. It is a moderate in and out trail along the reservoir and then up into the forest, and can be between 6-8 total miles. Plan on eating lunch along the hike. There may be some folks who will hike the whole trail through to Big Eddy. We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 am, and carpool from there. An Idaho State Park Pass or $5 daily park entrance fee is required to park at the Freeman Creek takeoff point.
Hike the Waha (Eagle Creek) road, which is around a 7 mile in and out, closed road. We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 am, and carpool from there. There are some nice views along the way, and we turn around at some old cabins. Plan to eat lunch along the trail. It is an old road bed with lots of smaller rocks, so hiking boots are recommended.