Rocks of Sharon Trail

MODERATE 174 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: 1,814 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
11 days ago

Highly recommend. The views are four groups. We underestimated the time, so ended up watching the sunset from top of the trail. Beautiful. The entrance through had a lot of wasps that were super bothersome. So we took the Iller Creek trail access.

24 days ago

noice

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29 days ago

Highly recommend this trail! If you’re into rock climbing, there are tons of routes and options. You can’t park where google maps takes you when opened through the app, but there is plenty of signage for the proper parking. Adds a little bit to the hike distance-wise, but not too bad. Trail was dry and well maintained. Not too busy (went around 10am on a Monday). The parking lot was definitely filling up when we left the trail around noon, so probably best to arrive early!

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1 month ago

Awesome trail

2 months ago

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2 months ago

This hike (starting from Stevens Creek) is listed as moderate but is pretty easy for the most part. The initial ascent is the only moderately difficult stretch. Extremely crowded. Very good chance you won’t even find a parking spot. Entire families with loud children, packs of rowdy teenagers. Unfortunate amounts of dog poop and trash. Nice views south from the top though.

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2 months ago

completely clear of mud. Started at the Stevens trailhead and did the full loop with 2, 3 year olds. trail is graded nicely aside from the incline leading up to the big rock and even that is short lived. past the rock is some great views that descend down into beautiful forested area. once you get halfway (iller creek trailhead) you follow along side iller creek. light grade for the last 3.5 . this is one of the nicest trails in this area. one of our favorite times being here.

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2 months ago

Great hike! No mud. Took my three kids ages 10,12 and 14. Butt burner on the way back. Started recording a half mile in. The loop from Stevens creek is closer to 7 miles and 1857 ft elevation gain. Will be back!

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muddy
3 months ago

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muddy
snow
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Should have worn waterproof shoes, lots of stagnant pools and some of trail was more of a babbling brook. Would be much better if people would clean up their dog poop.

4 months ago

we love this hike!

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muddy
snow
5 months ago

Started at the Stevens Creek Trail head. Snow and ice throughout the trail and then mud at the top near big rock. Beautiful views to the south and able to see Steptoe Butte.

5 months ago

beautiful views

hiking
7 months ago

One of my favorite places, it has a bit of everything. Enough miles of trails to spread people out helps even if the parking lot is full (which is all summer). I would call this an easy hike as there really are no steep sections, and for the work you put in it's about as good a view as you can get around here.

hiking
8 months ago

We started at the south trail head for "Stevens Creek" off of Stevens Creek Road. This hike had a little bit of everything. Both steep and gradual climbs, great views, granite outcroppings and well maintained trails. The uploaded photos on this site give a pretty accurate account of the scenery. Very, very nice.

9 months ago

Such a awesome view at the top! Over looking all of the Spokane Valley

hiking
9 months ago

Started from the Steven's Trailhead on the Rose of Sharon trail, which for someone out of shape wasn't the best because it was all an uphill climb & at times, rather steep. (wasnt aware of the rise in elavation). Definitely needs better trail markers.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, clearly marked. The bees were certainly out in abundance for this day at the beginning of the trail, but not aggressive so no worries. The views were outstanding, especially in and around the the Rocks... well worth the drive for this one.

10 months ago

Amazing Overlooks! Would recommend going on a clear blue sky day.

hiking
10 months ago

Incredible. Left the Iller Creek trailhead at 6:00pm, perfect time to arrive at the top for the sunset vista, which was brilliant with the hazy smoke and lined with jet lines. When we arrived at the granite outcroppings lit purple like an Instagram purple from the alpine glow. 2 guys were rappelling down, a few other solo walkers journeyed by and said hi. We hardly needed our headlamps on the way down (at first) because of the skyline of Spokane Valley, (mainly Sprague). The cicadas were in chorus on either side of the trail. We arrived at our car around 8:00 in total darkness and there were still 4 more vehicles in the parking lot.

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10 months ago

Read the reviews & hit the trail on Friday 8/31/18 with my small terrier. Great visas, clean trails & nice people. Had a wonderful time & plan to return next month.

hiking
Monday, July 09, 2018

Parked at the south trailhead for "Stevens Creek" off of Stevens Creek Road. Hiked a little under a mile to "Big Rock" and enjoyed the views of the Palouse to the South and Spokane Valley to the North. From where the Stevens Creek Trail meets the Iller Creek Loop at the top I recommend going down on the East (right) loop, as it is more exposed and steep, and then up on the West (left) loop, as it is shaded and less steep. Iller Creek Trailhead to the North off of Dishman Mica is also an access point for the entire area. Good trail for dogs, there is a creek along the west loop.

hiking
Sunday, July 08, 2018

Great hike with beautiful views in all directions. A portion of the trail goes through the forest along a creek and makes it for a nice cool—down. The rocks are obviously amazing. Bring lots of water as it gets hot this time of the year! Very dog friendly. We will be back!

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Great views. Varied landscape. Clean, marked trails. Definitely will revisit this one.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Loved it!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Decent hike for kids. Took 8 and 6 year old on it. Would do it again.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Unbelievable!!!

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

needs better trail markers

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