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The Priest Lake area stretches 1,000 square miles from the lowland wetlands to the 7,600-ft peaks of the Selkirk mountain range. Between you will find old growth cedar forests, small lakes and waterfalls, lots of wildlife, and very friendly natives. Each of the locals has a favorite annual outing, and share some of the very best.

Pick up a map of hiking trails from the US Forest Service Priest Lake Ranger Station on Highway 57. Consider the beautiful Navigation Trail from Beaver Creek to Upper Priest.

More great adventures:

Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars Scenic Area

A unique area of old-growth cedar named for President Theodore Roosevelt, 14 miles north of Nordman. These giants range from 4 to 12 feet in diameter and reach heights of 150 feet. Average age estimated at 800 years, with a few reaching back 2000-3000 years. There is a one-mile loop trail around Granite Falls and an easy foot trail along the creek that leads you to a viewpoint of the Lower Falls cascading over a sheer rock wall.

American Falls

Near the Canadian border, the Upper Priest River flows over a rock outcrop to form a stunning wall of white water, also known as Upper Priest Falls.

Hanna Flats

The nature trail takes visitors on a short walk through a cedar grove that survived the 1926 fire, burning over 80,000 acres in the Priest Lake area. Located near the USFS ranger station.

Hunt Lake

A small mountain lake at the base of Gunsight Peak.  Access trailhead from the Horten Creek Road via the East Shore Road.   

Petit Lake

A fragile 10-acre closed watershed (no streams in or out). Access by a jeep trail from USFS road #311.

Hughes Ridge Lookout

A panoramic view from the crow's nest at 45-ft above the top of the world. Drive 16 miles on forest service roads then hike about 1/2 mile to see Upper Priest Lake, Hughes Meadows, and surrounding ridges.