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Pinecliff Loop

Intermediate
 4.4 (7)

Beginning at Camp Caro, this trails moves through lovely flora and delivers good views.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Loop

2,204' 672 m

High

2,007' 612 m

Low

215' 66 m

Up

199' 61 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly This interpretive learning trail is great to families to experience the unique natural area!

No motorized vehicles or mountain bikes on this trail. It is designated for foot traffic only.

Description

There is a brochure available through DishmanHills.org that coincides with the numbered interpretive signposts along this route. If you're heading out to learn about the area, be sure to bring one with you.

Part of the trail takes visitors through Enchanted Ravine, which was formed by one of a series of fault lines located in the area. There are several smaller social trails that shoot off this trail but most are signed as not being a trail. Social trails often cause erosion, so keep to the maintained trail to protect the park.

Aside from a few water bars, the trail is smooth and footing is untroublesome. Visitors will reach a few sections where the trail gets steep, but overall this is a fairly relaxed outing. This is a beautiful stretch of the legs and can be followed up by a picnic at Camp Caro.

Flora & Fauna

High desert flowers and plants are in their glory in late spring and early summer. There is routinely evidence or larger animals along this trail such as coyotes, deer and moose. The odd cougar frequents this area as well.

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Shared By:

Carol Christensen

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Early mornings are the best in Dishman Hills!
Nov 10, 2015 near Dishman, WA
Camp Caro sits at the main trailhead of the Dishman Hills Natural Area.
Nov 10, 2015 near Dishman, WA
On the Nimbus Knob Trail, there's a bench for sitting and enjoying the view.
Jan 12, 2016 near Dishman, WA

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Mar 21, 2020
Andrey Pustovit
Jul 2, 2019
Jennifer Wilkerson
Apr 27, 2019
Happy Hiker
Nice nature trail with some pretty views and impressive rock formations. 1.5mi — 0h 30m
Apr 3, 2018
Kathy Janus
We combined the Pine Loop trail with the Pond loop for a longer hike. 2.8mi
Aug 4, 2016
Siobhan Doughty
3mi