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Mission Point Trail

A dirt path winds through pine trees.
The trail is relatively flat and winds through groves of pine trees.

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Quick Facts
Location:
From Kettle Falls, WA, travel north on US HWY 395 for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto St. Paul’s Mission Road. Drive past the Kettle Falls Historical Center and onto a dirt road. This road goes for ¼ mile until it reaches a dead end at the parking lot.

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This short, quarter-mile walking loop takes you on a relatively flat, unpaved hike to the bluff overlooking the site of the former Kettle Falls. Take your time and enjoy the ponderosa pine forest and listen to the cell phone audio tour that is available for the walk. The trail is not wheelchair accessible.

This area was used for millenia by the local tribes as a seasonal encampment for salmon fishing. On the point, there is a massive black stone with polishing facets used to hone tools. 

The Mission Point Trail is open year-round, though snowfall can make access tricky. Nearby historic St. Paul’s Mission, originally built in 1847 and reconstructed in 1939, is open and self-guided as well, though not wheelchair accessible.

 

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area

Last updated: November 12, 2021