Rocks of Sharon Trail

MODERATE 131 reviews

Rocks of Sharon Trail is a 6.5 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
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1814 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike to the rocks on a crisp February day. We started out with the sun on our backs and snow on the trail. Higher we got less snow on the trail but the sun disappeared and got chilly.
Gorgeous view from the top. We ate lunch snapped some picks and headed down just before sundown.

2 months ago

Finished the hike but there is a lot of ice and snow and mud from the runoff. Would definitely wait till it’s warmer out. Beautiful view though!

hiking
2 months ago

Looks like a nice trail. We went part way in and weren’t prepared for the ice/snow-covered trail. Will try again when the weather is warmer.

hiking
3 months ago

We love this hike! My girls have done this with me too, they are 7 and 4... We brought snacks and took breaks but they did it! At the bottom, there are a lot of butterflies to catch and look at, which the girls just love. I have also seen a moose towards the top! I love having this trail so close to home.

7 months ago

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

trail running
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 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.

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Hiked a shorter loop starting at Stevens Creek trailhead about 4 mi. and was glad I took my sticks as some parts of trail were steep and slick with pine needles. No see ums were bad only when the wind stopped. Luckily they have a short hatch season and should be gone in June. Great views of Palouse, Step Toe(?) Butte. Wildflowers everywhere, few people. What's the story of the wrecked car up on the trail esp since there isn't a road to be found?!

hiking
10 months ago

Fun hike

hiking
10 months ago

Easy hike with am amazing view on top. Good for an afternoon in the sun.

10 months ago

Lots of climbing opportunities. Great views. Definitely coming back

11 months ago

great views.

11 months ago

It was a good hike. Nice elevation.

11 months ago

it was a great hike with lots of friendly people hiking as well. Definitely a hike to do with the family. great rocks to climb !

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike with some great views.

hiking
11 months ago

I'm a hiker from SoCal (San Diego). Lots of good hiking there but the Rocks of Sharon 6.8 miler starting at Stevens Creek is a winner. Good for cardio, well groomed trails, and views. REI volunteers out there repairing the trail along Iler Creek today. Good to see you folks work at letting us hikers have good places to hike. Stay classy, Spokane!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Incredibly beautiful view at the top, overlooking the Palouse/Steptoe Butte, The backside of the trail has a lovely view of Mica Peak.

According to my GPS the loop we took from Stevens Creek Trail up to the rocks, down to Iller Creek, back up to the rocks and back down to the Stevens Creek trailhead was an 8.5 mile loop. It's a steep climb up, the trails are pretty chewed up on the backside coming up due to the amount of water flowing - but it's incredible! Highly recommend it!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

watch out for dog poop and a little mud was a great hike loved the views

Monday, March 20, 2017

Great hike! Some snow still, but we did it.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The rocks are cool to explore and climb on.They say this is 6.8 miles but I stretched it into 10 miles by taking lots of little side trips. Lots of area to explore.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Good easy hike. Has a nice view at the top. Some rocks for rock climbing as well. Well marked trail.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gorgeous! The fall leaves are beautiful

Friday, September 30, 2016

Beautiful hike today.
The leaves are changing and it's so pretty! First time here. Can't wait to do it in the snow.

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Great hike. Be sure to wear tennis or hiking shoes for the incline. Beautiful views!

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

The views at the top were amazing!

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