Nice hike with views from trail most of the way. Loop around the top of Columbia Mountain and then hike to the peak for beautiful views of the Kettles and a look at a restored fire look out.
The trail is not too steep and a combination of forest and open vistas makes it a pleasant interesting hike. Leave the main trail that continues on up the Kettle Crest and hike up to the loop trail. The trail to the top is obvious and leads to the restored fire lookout and lovely views.