East Moscow Mountain

MODERATE 32 reviews

East Moscow Mountain is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Moscow, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1010 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

This hike is on a fire road. There are a couple of turn-offs worth exploring: one of them leads to a little picnic area amongst some old cedar trees, and further on, a secluded 'meadow' of whatever foliage it is that turns a gorgeous orange-red in the fall. Once you reach the summit, you're greeted by this fantastic outcrop of granite. It's fun to climb around and pose for pictures on these friendly old rocks. Below is another 'meadow' of that lovely shrubbery... go there in the fall if you can; the colors are beautiful. Further along the summit is another rock outcrop with a magnificent view of the Palouse. There are a couple trees next to it between which someone has recently hung a swing. It's a little scary, not gonna lie, but so cool!

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25 days ago

This review is a trek in progress. We scouted it hoping to find a trailhead which, if you're not using a U.S. Geological Survey map or one which shows fire trails and logging roads, is anyone's guess. There was a gate for what appeared to be a turnout for equestrian use to back trailers in and park, and which indicated land use on the premises by university researchers, but another sign just up from this posting presumably by the owners, Bennet Lumber Company, restricted further access except for logging operators. There is a large mix of coniferous species, and evidence of wildlife activity (moose scat). Overlooks were not to be found. Nor was any trail which we'd hoped for. Another day. Another way.

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27 days ago

The view and swing at the top are both great. The hike itself is good too, but it's on a gravel road the whole way.

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27 days ago

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1 month ago

Such a beautiful view and a very photogenic area!! The swing was super cool!

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1 month ago

A rather short hike with a fairly nice view.

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2 months ago

Loved this trail! The view is so so worth it.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

The view from the top made it all worth it..breathtaking. There was a bit of snow that we had to navigate...otherwise very nice hike.

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6 months ago

Went up there with the pup on a rainy day and it was amazing!

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7 months ago

Great hike. Did it this last weekend and a bunch of snow is still up there, which is to be expected. But I do think the next person who goes up there and knows the trail to the east point lookout, should definitely mark it to share with other's! just a thought! Excited to do this hike in the spring time!

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