Rocks of Sharon Trail

MODERATE 115 reviews

Rocks of Sharon Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Spokane, Washington 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 September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
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2 months ago

Fun hike, really great views all the way around the loop!

trail running
2 months ago

Ran last Saturday morning when in town visiting family. Great location 15 mins from south hill...a lot closer than something we westsiders often deal with. Started south end and ran counter clockwise. Steep grind to start and long grind after turning at the north end. Good to see a mix of runners, walkers and bikers enjoying a beautiful Saturday morning.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Used this trail for initial prep for Grand Canyon rim to rim hike. Easy access, beautiful views, not much traffic (it was hot, >90). Multiple side trails and tracks to provide varied elevation gain. Wind picked up at sunset. Porcupine crossed the trail right in front of us at dusk.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. If it is 6.8 miles, it is a long 6.8 miles. I don't say that to complain because I loved the hike, but it seems longer than 6.8 miles. Plus if you wanted to do a shorter hike there are ways to do it. If you want a shorter hike and still get the great views start from the Stevens Creek Trailhead. There is a connection between the East fork and West Fork of the Iler Creek trails about halfway that would make it shorter. Bottom line: fun hike with lots of different terrain and things to look at.

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Easy to get to. Right in our "back yard"!

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3 months ago

3 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Since Rocks of Sharon are the clear highlight of the Iller Creek Dishman Hills Conservation Area, it makes sense to start at the Stevens Creek trailhead (south). Last time I did the entire loop starting from the Iller Creek trailhead (north). Both approaches are nice, though there is more shade on the Stevens Creek side. It's also much closer from there if all you want to do is visit Rocks of Sharon. There is a slope to climb up, but it's not too difficult if you take it slow and choose the gradual switchbacks over the straight uphill option.

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

The west fork of the Illers Creek portion of the trail has quite a few mosquitos - definitely wear bug spray!