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East Moscow Mountain

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Moscow, Idaho

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: 941 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

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!

hiking
13 days ago

The views! The views are phenomenal! Views on the north side, before the summit, 100 miles away to the mountains east of Coeur d'Alene and everywhere in between. Views from the top of Moscow and 100 miles to the south, down to Seven Devil's. I'm a sucker for views, and this hike's got 'em!

hiking
muddy
off trail
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! Recommend off roading. It was about a 10 mile walk and it took about 4 hours. Had a lot of fun! The last bit we did was complete incline and killed us but was worth the view

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Very beautiful views! A bit of snow as mentioned the other day, but nothing a sturdy set of hiking boots can’t handle. Also the wide trail/logging truck road is perfect for social distancing. Make sure to look out for ATV’s on the first mile of this hike!

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Very glad we got the chance to do this hike! Literally didn’t see anyone or any animals sadly :( lots of tracks though! Did hit full snow about 1.25 miles in and lasted almost all the way up but we made through it no issues, would recommend boots until the snow clears! The view was more than we could have asked for!

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snow
2 months ago

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snow
2 months ago

Awesome trail. From about a quarter of the way up til you get to the summit, is a bit of snow. Some areas with the deep snow, get your legs burning pretty good but the view makes it completely worth out.

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icy
muddy
scramble
snow
2 months ago

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snow
3 months ago

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snow
4 months ago

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snow
4 months ago

hiking
snow
5 months ago

icy
snow
6 months ago

Fun trail, it was pretty foggy at the top. Definitely will go back. Saw two moose on the way up!

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snow
6 months ago

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rocky
10 months ago

Dog friendly, steep, service road, great view, slid coming down a lot

hiking
10 months ago

Trails could use a little more signage to mark the paths. But I liked that I encountered no one and that it was very serene and quiet. I could really enjoy the hike and the view. Minus the flies. I also liked that most of the trail was shaded. Will definitely return when it’s cooler and there are fewer bugs.

hiking
rocky
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Dog-friendly. Has views of the Palouse at summit. The fire road makes it very “meh” to hike. If you’re close to this area, then sure.

hiking
11 months ago

The view is worth it! I wasn’t excited about it being a logging road rather than a trail, but I wasn’t at all disappointed. Wildflowers, butterflies, chipmunks. The climb is gradual, super easy. Kid friendly; no scary drop-offs. Not too busy. Parking is limited, maybe 8-10 cars. No bathroom facilities. An absolutely gorgeous drive from Moscow. This was recommended by a local resident. We saw 5 other groups over 2 hours. ATV’s also use the trail but there is plenty of room.

hiking
Thu Jun 27 2019

meh

Tue Jun 11 2019

This trail was alright - at the time we choose to go (6-10-2019) there was a lot of trees being cut down - and we picked of dozens of shotgun shells littered everywhere (we threw them away after we picked them up)... this area really needs to be cleaned up and I think it would be truly beautiful

hiking
Thu May 23 2019

Half trail hike. Gorgeous view!

Mon May 20 2019

Absolutely gorgeous forest hike!!! The trail is well maintained but not really clearly marked so it can be confusing in a couple of spots as to which direction to take. Its a pretty good cardio hike but not really difficult. Well worth the effort.

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