Mount Spokane

MODERATE 2 reviews
#11 of 14 trails in

Mount Spokane is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mead, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

NOTE: Washington State Parks Discover Pass is required - $30 annual or $10 for single day use. The State Parks no longer receive any tax dollars so their operations are financed by fees.

hiking
3 months ago

Mt. Spokane is not one for remote hikers and mountaineers. Everywhere you can hike, you can also drive, and at the top you have unsightly towers and utility buildings. However, with an open mind there is much to enjoy here. With imagination you can pretend you are not close to paved roads along this trail because they are not visible. In fact, the route passes through very beautiful alpine scenery (though not quite the norm since it's below the treeline). The Bald Knob parking lot is open in the summer, so anyone can drive up and experience beauty that normally takes a backpacking trip and a difficult climb to see. Since it's so close to Spokane, this aspect alone makes Mt. Spokane - and particularly this section of trail - a worthwhile visit.

11 months ago