Old Stage & Midnight Ridge Trails

The Old Stage Trail is piece of Washington State History

Old Stage Trail #1, Old Stage Trail #75, Midnight Ridge Trail #41

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Description: The Old Stage Trail is a remaining segment of the first state highway in Washington and is the only wagon trail in the forest trail system. These trails are longer than most and gain more altitude than most trails accessing the Kettle Range Trail. The trailhead from the Kettle Falls side has a camp with restrooms. This was an early wagon route to the Belcher Mining Camp. A wagon rally was held in 1992 over this route, but has washed out since then. See occasional bear, moose and large cats. This trail connects with Kettle Crest (North) National Recreation Trail #13. Can be made into a loop route with Midnight Ridge Trail #41.[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]

Midnight Ridge is a scenic trail through grassy meadows and stands of Western Larch, Lodgepole Pine, and Fir. Seasonal wildflowers. Trail intersects with Kettle Crest (North) National Recreation Trail #13. Can be made into a loop route with Old Stage Trail #1, which is popular with both mountain bikers and horseback riders.

Lambert Horse Camp Campground is across the road from the Old Stage Trailhead. There is a small camp area with room for trailers. You’ll find 5 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits. There is a watering trough for horses, but no drinking water. There is a vault toilet, but no garbage disposal- Please pack it out.[/read]

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