The Colville Loop is a spectacular 34.3 mile loop on rural roads around the city of Colville
Description: The Colville Loop is the heart of the Bike Northeast Washington experience. It is a spectacular 34.3 mile loop on rural roads around the city of Colville. The Loop offers a great way to first experience the area.
Start 1.7 miles west of MP-0 at West Valley/Oakshott  and travel north along the tree line of the valley with views overlooking the Colville Valley. Carefully cross Hwy 395  and travel west a short distance on Hwy 395, then turn onto Spanish Prairie  and enjoy the pastoral views of Colville Mountain as you travel 2.5 miles through open prairie.[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]
Go north on Williams Lake, a busier road for 1.5 mi. Turn right onto lightly traveled Gillette/Douglas Falls  for a gentle 6.2 miles of woods, fields and quiet country solitude. Stop in at the Douglas Falls campground just off the road to view the waterfalls and refresh. At  you are at Pinkney City, site of the old Fort Colville military post. Merge onto busier Aladdin for a half mile and then head east onto sparsely traveled Knapp . Enjoy three and a half miles of Stevens County bucolic splendor.
Turn east onto Hwy 20 , the route traveled by thousands of cross-country bikers on their way across the continent. After 3.2 miles leave Hwy 20 onto Artman-Gibson  and coast and peddle 5.4 miles past lakes, ranches, and a glorious vista of the Little Pend Oreille River Valley. Once down again onto the valley floor , travel short distances south and west  and cross Hwy 395 . Climb Arden Hill (the only challenging hill on the Colville Loop) to Skidmore . Don’t want to do the Arden Hill? At  you can head north back to Colville on Old Hwy Arden and other routes.
Once you have climbed the Arden Hill , head north 1.8 miles on Skidmore to Haller Creek , the gateway to the Basin loops. Finish the Loop on Valley Westside to , ,  and . At , you are two tenths of a mile from completing the entire loop. If you still want more, do “THE BURN”. Add 2.3 miles and a 630 foot climb up Gold Creek that wraps around clockwise and comes back to the Loop at . It is less steep counterclockwise. The entire Colville Loop ranges in elevation from 1539 to 2235 ft, with an elevation gain of 1606 ft, with Arden Hill being the only steep climb.[/read]
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