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Mica Peak is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Liberty Lake, Washington that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 15.8 mi Elevation gain 3,385 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Running Forest Views Snow Historic site
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Cameron Fyhrie
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Hiking

Great hike. Deep snow near top. Didn't have enough time to make it all the way. Next time!

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Mark Jensen
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Hiking

The down hill is more pounding than I thought.

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Bryan Avante
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Hiking

Great training trail. Views were great near the top but not super scenic although the way. Lots of black bear poo so bring your spray just in case they aren’t scared like they usually are up there.

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Barbara Sincere
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Barbara Sincere
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Jim Hansen
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Hiking

This is a ‘treadmill’ trail all the way to the top—consistent incline and steady pacing. Trail is good. Shade almost all the way, and the views are anticlimactic. The observatory is cool tho!

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Kevin Lewis
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HikingGreat!

This was a surprisingly tough hike. Like others have said, most of the path to the summit is wooded, which is nice for these abnormally hot summer days. Most the hike is uphill. There was only one downed tree in the path. The summit has some nice views. The USGS summit marker is on a rocky outcrop behind a shed, which you can find by walking along the road to behind the radar dome. Something I wasn't expecting is that there actually is a lot of mica on the mountain. Once you get higher up, the rocks and the trail shimmer in the sun because of it. Kinda cool.

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Krista Adamson
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HikingBugsFeeGreat!

This was a great hike, mostly shady and wooded. Towards the top the trail is lined with ripe thimbleberries and blueberries! At the top are nice views East toward Coeur d’Alene Lake.

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Stephen Heath
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HikingFee

Great workout trail; steep and gains elevation fairly quickly after 1.25 miles. Very shaded, so ideal for a hot day, but not good for views. In summer, there is a $2/person fee to enter the county park. Very popular with Mountain Bikes so stay alert.

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Kyra McComas
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Hiked this 6/27 - lovely hike! Decent elevation gain and nice views, even at the top. Bugs are out but the breeze kept them down. Didn’t see many people, only a handful of bikes and a couple hikers. Nice way to get away into some solitude and quiet. And yes, there are satellites at the very top but they are kinda neat. Would recommend.

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James Auth
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Hiking

Nice trail fairly easy slopes.

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Haley Piercy
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HikingBugs

Hiked this 6/10. The trails were great most of they way up! There was no snow. Beautiful views on the way up, but the view at the top was underwhelming. Great hike, great workout, but it stunk that after all that work the only view was satellite towers. Make sure to stop at the view point on your way to the top, that’s where the views are!

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Carson Vandegriffe User
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Hiking

Honestly, one of the most long, boring trails I've ever been on. But its well maintained, looks like it'd be fun on a bike :)

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Melissa Michael
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BugsFee

Beautiful wildflowers and birds. Trail pretty well maintained most of the way. Not always clearly marked, but relatively easy to tell without using the app. Great hike.

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David Mora
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Hiking

Hiked 5/21/20. Lots of variety in scenery - it's clearly spring at the bottom and more like winter at the top. Brief bit of snow at 4500' that is probably gone by now. Minimal views on the way up and minimal views at the top, but still a nice workout

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Nathan Dongilli
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HikingBugsPrivate property

Hike this on 05-10-2020 It was buggy at the top when I was trying to eat lunch. And the snow is almost melted off.

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Eric Smith
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Hiked May 1st. Snow still a few inches deep the last 1.5 miles to summit that slowed the pace. Great temperature, very few bugs, plenty of shade most the way. Got get it!

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Dimitar Gerov
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HikingMuddySnow

Very nice hike! Couldn't go further, snow was getting to much. Please keep your dog on leash!

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Ryan Levey
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HikingIcySnow

Sitting in my car after completing the entire Mica Peak hike. What a doozy that was. The snow comes in for the last few miles and it gets DEEP. Would not recommend without snow shoes or proper boots but damn I feel we accomplished a monster dredging through that snow. Gets cold up top but we were able to stop for some grub near the dome up top. The way down is much easier but it definitely takes some determination to get through that snow in this season.

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Stacie Sichelstiel
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rusty shackleford
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IcyMuddyOff trailSnow

made it to the peak! muddy at the base of the trail, transitions to ice in the shade and then deep snow all the way to the top. loved it!

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