Iller Creek Conservation Area Trail

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Iller Creek Conservation Area Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Spokane, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1230 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

snow

Iller Creek Conservation Area consists of trails on approximately 900 acres. Offers several different trails which lead to some beautiful views of Spokane and Spokane Valley.

walking
2 days ago

Some shallow water crossings, one felled tree. Clearly marked main paths, lots of smaller loops available throughout. Beginnings of wildflowers.

hiking
3 days ago

A nice trail that’s marked clearly the entire loop. It was pretty muddy most of the way uphill, going clockwise. But the downhill part was dry and nice. The view at the top is beautiful!

hiking
20 days ago

Went early on Saturday to do the loop counterclockwise. East side is dry until you get up to the cut off trail and then there's some sections of snow. Lots more snow on trail coming back the west side plus you'll have to jump the creek a couple of times.

hiking
22 days ago

Nice trail, well marked. Tons of bugs! Make sure to pack bug spray.

mountain biking
23 days ago

Took my fat bike and dog up to the towers. Wasn’t easy but it was fun. Still a little snow in places and a little mud but no issues.

hiking
1 month ago

3/11/18 Muddy starting up the left side and icy coming down the right.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Went counter clockwise and glad we did since it was quite muddy on the way down (probable last mile or so). Great viewing points once you get to the top. Dogs are allowed and it was noticed a lot of owners do not pick up after them so just watch your step. Overall great hike and would like to come back in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun to do the whole loop. Has some steep parts. We always bring lunch to eat on the rocks at the top and enjoy the view of the Palouse.

hiking
2 months ago

The main trail was packed enough to not need snowshoes. We walked through some of the smaller trails as well, but snowshoes would have been nice to have on those. Just enough new snow to not be icy, but it will be soon. We only saw one other person this morning and had a great view from the top on a sunny day.

2 months ago

Icy and muddy, but totally worth it

4 months ago

snowy a little muddy and slippery, but beautiful!

5 months ago

Really beautiful hike with great views of Spokane. Definitely follow the trail map if it’s your first time because there are a few places where it’s not clear.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice afternoon hike

hiking
7 months ago

Different sections are steeper than others. I went here in late Nov at night, and saw a purple-ish meteor or star pass in the sky. Mushroom hunting ++ Distant Howling ++ Great Views++

hiking
8 months ago

I took a couple new trails I haven't been on yet I way I went had some good grade and great views of Spokane and the Valley.

9 months ago

Great escape into nature just outside the city!

10 months ago

Took my 19month old son and dog on this hike and it was very nice, some parts were kind of washed out and tons of mosquitoes, make sure to bring lots of bug spray.

hiking
10 months ago

This is a moderate loop of almost 5 miles, walking uphill along a stream for half of it and downhill with terrific views of the Spokane Valley for the other half. There is an option of taking a 2 mile out and back trail to see the Rocks of Sharon which we did. Worth the extra couple miles! Beautiful sweeping views of the Palouse and Steptoe Butte in the distance. And a great place to stop for lunch! Read a review on the Washington Trails Association website suggesting the trail be done counter clockwise and I would agree. Best views that way! Be warned!!! Wear bug spray!! And bring extra. The first half follows a stream with armies of mosquitoes! The trailhead has a history of vehicle break-ins so don't leave valuables in your car.

10 months ago

Definitely don't pull off early and start on that little side trail. It's massively steep at the top and a lot of the trail is really washed out and difficult to hike.

10 months ago

One of my favorites :) I love coming through here in the fall

11 months ago

Great trail. Had a few mosquitos.

11 months ago

awesome views. would recomend in the fall after the wheat fields turn gold.

hiking
11 months ago

You're in the trees most of the way up but the views at the top are very rewarding.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Lots of up hill the first half but the downhil is great. Very pretty overall. Pretty popular trail.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Really nice hike up the hill. Enjoyed the steeper way up. Lots of really nice plant life to see.

hiking
Sunday, April 09, 2017

This was a really fun trail to hike! It had great views and did not have a lot of people on it. It was snowing when we went (April 8)and I know it's been a rough winter, but the trail was pretty muddy and some parts were washed out. It was still a great time and a really fun experience!

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Went today 3/25 really muddy snow in spots creek is flowing good and over the trail on spots

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Went up 3/19, weather was perfect for it. Trail condition is pretty varied depending on where you are. Icy and snowy in some spots, dry in others, muddy in between. Not too bad overall, recommend good shoes. Beautiful views.

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

had a blast..trail completely snow covered but easy hike with treaded boots..

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Did this hike a couple of days ago. It can be hiked or snow shoes. Beautiful views of all the snow covered trees. Thank you to one of my fellow hikers who found one of my Yak Traks and brought it back down to the trailhead.

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