The Ferry County Rail Trail encompasses a 28-mile corridor from the San Poil Mill site ( three miles outside of Republic, WA) north to the Canadian Border. The rail bed, once part of the Great Northern Railroad, is now a beautiful trail that passes through pastoral farm lands and Ponderosa pine forests, and along the shores of Curlew Lake and the Kettle River.
The portions of the trail that run along side the 5.5-mile section of Curlew Lake (from Herron Creek Rd north past Black Beach Resort and Tiffany’s Resort, and across the rail trestle) and the 3.1-mile section that begins in the town of Curlew and runs along the Kettle River are covered with a fine-crushed stone surface that is smooth enough for walking, jogging, and bicycle riding.
Parts of the trail are set aside for motorized and non-motorized use; refer to the Railtrail map for up-to-date rail information.
- Ferry County Rail Trail Partners
- Rail Trail Map
- Rails to Trails Conservancy article: Washington’s Ferry County Rail Trail