dogs on leash
Mount Spokane State Park is a 13,919-acre camping park in the Selkirk Mountains. The view at the top of the 5,883-foot elevation includes surrounding states and Canada. The forested park features stands of old-growth timber and granite rock outcroppings. In winter, the park receives 300 inches of snow.
Steve P. on Mount Spokane July-Oct Hike
Drove to the park today from Spokane. I'm visiting Spokane so I used Google maps to get there. It took me on a route through ID that dead ended at a locked, private logging company gate with security cameras. Reviewed routes and went in on 206, but that was blocked at the park office. The road is under construction before the 110 trailhead and they aren't allowing anyone past. They said they usually don't work saturdays, but they were that Saturday.
Met some folks that used the PowerLine from the park office to get to 110, so I took that. Very steep and off camber game(?) Trail until it intersects the 110 trail.
On the plus side, had the trails mostly to myself on a Saturday.
Hiked up to the saddle junction and then down the 401 trail. Outhouse at saddle has a broken door, but it is still serviceable. A side trail on 401 just below the saddle leads to some nice views and forks in several directions, but I didn't have time to explore much after all the driving.
Trail was in great shape. Only one large tree across it, but it was low enough to climb over. Wish I had time to get to one of the peaks, but very worthwhile.
Found this about the closure later. Wish I had known about the closure earlier.