DISTANCE
15.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3385 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

snow

historic site

hiking
25 days ago

Really nice hike! It was quiet - we didn't run into a single person until we came back down from the summit. It wasn't quite 15.8 miles - we logged 13.4 from the trailhead but we probably walked almost a mile from the car to the trailhead. Still lots of wildflowers, nice and green, and beautiful views at the top overlooking Spokane, Liberty Lake, and I think Coeur d'Alene lake. The trail is not well marked. We went with a couple of friends who have done this hike before and so we followed their lead. There were a few times where you had to make a choice between three different paths. I just learned last week that starting June 2018 a two year renovation project is starting. They'll be adding signs, renovating the existing trail, and adding new trails. Right now it isn't a formal system. The trail itself is wide, clear, and easy to follow - it's just hard to know which trail to stay on as there are a few "intersections." Really nice hike overall though!