Posted by: columbiahighlands | October 13, 2010

Join area outdoor groups to break ground on long-awaited Republic-area trail

Trailwork is a unique way to experience the outdoors.

Looking for one last chance to get out and enjoy and give something back to our local hiking, biking, and equestrian trails before the snow flies?  Trail enthusiasts from several outdoor groups are getting together for two days in the Kettle Range to celebrate and break ground on the long-awaited, brand new Gibraltar Trail near Republic.

On Friday and Saturday October 22nd and 23rd, volunteers will begin construction on the trail, which will eventually be a 12-mile non-motorized loop trail on the Colville National Forest with close access to the town of Republic.  The trail will be open to hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, as well as skiers and snowshoers, and will offer early-season snow-free trail access and incredible views of the Kettle Crest and surrounding mountains.

The Gibraltar Trail will add 12 miles of singletrack within easy reach of Republic.

To help out and enjoy the new trail as it’s literally hacked out of the mountainside, you must pre-register with Derrick at 509-435-1270 or You may register for one or both days of trailwork. Volunteers will meet both days in the parking lot behind the Co-op/Bakery in Republic at 10AM to carpool to the work site, where they will work under Forest Service direction until approximately 5PM.  Please bring your own lunch and water, as well as boots, long pants, and the appropriate clothing for unpredictable fall weather.  Work gloves, hard hats, and tools will be provided.



  1. cool!

  2. This trail will be a gem for bikers and hikers! Great job!

  3. im willing to help..

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