This was the first time we have been on this trail. My family struggled a bit. Shelby my daughter that gave a one star review did not at any point on this hike say anything negative about it. Only after did she complain. There was about .3 miles of the trail that was pretty steep and washed out and that's where she had difficulty.
Pleasant moderate/easy hike. Be cautious of inaccurate maps.
There are two trailheads, east and west. The west is a more mild grade and the trails overlap the service roads. The east entrance is single track trails and popular with horse riders. Both are pleasant leisurely grade with only one steep segment in the entire trail system.
Antoine is a poorly mapped spiderweb of unsigned trails. No trail signs at junctions. I have tried several different maps, and each was wrong in its own unique way. Don't worry, the area is small enough that you are unlikely to get horribly lost. Heading consistently east or west will get you back to your car even if you don't know what trail you are on.
The peak itself has a decent view to the south overlooking spokane valley and liberty lake, there are also rocks to sit on. The western trails are very mild and friendly to novice hikers. The northern trails have mild views and take you past a pond. The southern ridge trails give a decent view of spokane valley and liberty lake.
Trail conditions vary. The main trails are double track and in excellent condition. Most of the single track trails are also in good condition. A few of the trails are overgrown, and the worst ones are so overgown they are very hard to follow. If you stick to the main trails, the conditions are excellent. If you take side trails it can get interesting.
Had a great hike this morning with my family. very easy trail, we followed the service road to the top. Will not go back after some cunt broke into my car and stole our lunch box. Luckily my wife didn't bring her purse with her or today could have been worse. This was an amazing place to hike, the views over looking the Valley were amazing.
Excellent and challenging in zones if you took the high grade routes and skip the roundabout routes. If you choose to crisscross the routes you can easily clear 15 miles of trails.
Phenomenal views all around.
One critique is with the GPS on AllTrails.app for iOS eating an inordinate amount of battery on my iPhone 5S. Expects to pick up the pace or have your battery go dead. I suggest the team writing the code put their GPS refresh in sleep until the Motion Processor shows enough activity to indicate steady movement.
Otherwise, you'll never finish your course mapping before the phone dies.