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Frenchman Coulee

Parent Category: Hiking
in Quincy
Created: 17 April 2014
Length: 4 miles
Hiking Time: 2-3 hours
Elevation Gain: 200 ft
Information: Discover Pass required
Features: Basalt rocks, Waterfalls, River, Wildflowers

Photo from Eastern Washington, Quincy, Frenchman CouleePictures below will take you on a virtual hiking tour! Enjoy views of beautiful Frenchman Coulee!

General Information:

 Frenchman Coulee is a perfect destination not only for the hikers, but also for climbers. Summer is the “hottest” season, because rock climbers come here to enjoy these tall basalt columns that form the coulee walls. Frenchman Coulee located near Quincy, Washington and is rated as moderate. The trail is accessible year-round.

Frenchman Coulee is called Vantage by many climbers. There are over 600 routes for climbing in the area that range from 5.2 to 5.13.

Photo from Eastern Washington, Quincy, Frenchman Coulee

The hiking route is very easy for hikers, but truly scenic. From the trailhead, the path runs straight to the rocks. Enjoy rock climbers as they show their perfect skills.

Basalt rocks are also great even without climbers. They give the opportunity to enjoy the indescribable power and beauty of the nature. Pay attentions to the cozy meadows full of wildflowers.

At about two miles from the trailhead, there is a breathtaking seasonal waterfall. Usually this waterfall can be enjoyed in spring. Different kinds of flowers make this spot even more beautiful, creating comfortable atmosphere for rest.

Usually hikers turn back after visiting this seasonal waterfall.


These pictures were taken on April 9, 2014


From I-90:

Take Exit 143. Turn left under the freeway. At about 0.8 mile, turn left onto Vantage Road. Continue to drive for about 2.7 miles to the parking area.

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Pavlo Petryshyn

Information: Marina Petrova

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