Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Mount Spokane State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The experience are different each time I take the hike always rewarding and satisfying

Incredible drive with views at top. This is a drive with a scenic end. It is not a hike or a walk as indicated in the activities list.

The views are worth it.

trail running
8 months ago

Great for trail running! Hiked up, ran down. Time was limited so hoping to do the full loop soon.

This was the closest route for my hike to connect with, though I didn't do the entire 12.9 mile route. My hike was an enjoyable 7.7 mile loop to Mt. Kit Carson, not on to Day Mountain. There are starting points closer and farther from the destinations depending on how much time and energy you have.

great hike, not challenging enough to be rated hard, except first half mile steep. Well maintained and on double track road most of the miles.

hiking
10 months ago

Mt. Spokane is not one for remote hikers and mountaineers. Everywhere you can hike, you can also drive, and at the top you have unsightly towers and utility buildings. However, with an open mind there is much to enjoy here. With imagination you can pretend you are not close to paved roads along this trail because they are not visible. In fact, the route passes through very beautiful alpine scenery (though not quite the norm since it's below the treeline). The Bald Knob parking lot is open in the summer, so anyone can drive up and experience beauty that normally takes a backpacking trip and a difficult climb to see. Since it's so close to Spokane, this aspect alone makes Mt. Spokane - and particularly this section of trail - a worthwhile visit.

Was here a few weeks ago when some snow was still up there. Was a nice, easy moderate difficulty hike. Even with length, this is perfectly doable and don't let the hard rating scare you. Beautiful peaks! Some great diversity in the trail. Meadows, melting snow, mud, rocky lookouts, rolling hills. If you want to add some additional mileage to this trail, trek up to mount Spokane and back!

Sure glad I had my trekking poles today as we got up to the higher parts we hit a lot of snow it was a couple feet deep in some areas. The trail is pretty well marked thankfully being it was buried for a lot of it between the two peaks. Theres a few places with downed trees but easily passable most of the trial is in great shape. This hike is a calorie burner for sure I think trekking through the snow added to it a little. I had a great time except for when a grouse startled the living heck out of me and my heart missed a beat or two Good Times!!! Really great views at the tops well worth the effort don't forget your bug spray and plenty of water.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

9/10/2016
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.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/jul/03/mount-spokane-park-road-closing-for-summer-constru/

scenic driving
Monday, September 05, 2016

road was closed, didn't know until we drove all the way out there.

hiking
11 months ago

Saturday, November 05, 2016