on USFS Land
OHA has adopted the Virginia Lilly Trail, in collaboration with the US Forest Service. The diversity of landscapes in the Okanogan is showcased by the Virginia Lilly Trail, a four-mile hiking trail in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
The trail is dedicated to the memory of Virginia Lilly, an Okanogan Highlands resident who loved and advocated for the beauty of the landscape. The trail was built in the 1990’s through a partnership of the USDA Forest Service, environmental organizations and local community groups.
The trail begins 200 yards up the hill from the parking lot. Although you can take the trail backward (starting in the parking lot), there are no route markers, and cow trails may lead you astray. On the trail you will travel through old growth forests, alongside wetlands, and across sunny hillsides. At the top you are rewarded with a bird’s eye view of Toroda Creek, over to Bonaparte Mountain and up into Canada. The views are just spectacular. Make sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. The trail is a wonderful place to spend a day!