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Rocks of Sharon Trail is a 6.5 mile heavily 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.

Length 6.5 mi Elevation gain 1,814 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

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Reviews (385)
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Rebecca Ann
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HikingScramble

Great hike. Plenty of wild flowers and rock scrambling if you wish. Good views of farm land.

Jason S.
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Hiking

There were at least 3 groups of bikers I saw, one group going much too fast and nearly ran into me. Granted it was a blind corner, I barely heard them coming down and essentially had to dive out the way. Other than that awesome sunrise and sunset views, no complaints here. So caution on the way up and have fun folks~

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Irwin Sheer
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Hiking

Very nice hike with some nice features and excellent views but beware mileage is understated. Loop is 6.5 miles but total distance is over 8 miles from Steven’s Creek Trailhead parking lot.

Shannon Behrens
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Hiking

This was a great family hike! Well marked trails and the parking was good. The view is beautiful and the rocks were even better!

Maria Cornelius
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HikingBugsNo shade

This is a great family hike. I’ve done this a few times now all during different seasons. During winter, this is tolerable, but slippery. The snow is not too deep. During Fall, the trails can get really muddy and slippery. During Summer, there are bugs out so bring your bug spray! You must climb any of the rocks to truly enjoy the views. Easy to climb! Great leg and booty workout. It’s all uphill so stretch before you climb.

Wendy Seignemartin
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Hiking

This has got to be my favorite trail. Iller Creek is great, but the parking there is not. I highly recommend Rocks of Sharon for the fabulous views of the Palouse. Everything in Dishman Hills is well marked and maintained.

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Jonathan Fischer
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Hiking

Quintessential Spokane hike offers so much beauty that is unique to the area. The views from the top to the south over the Palouse region are like none other with a patchwork of green grass, golden wheat and bright yellow canola fields. The hike up from the Stevens Creek parking lot starts out as an unremarkable fire road, but after less than a mile changes to a much more interesting hiking trail snaking it’s way up the steep (but generally manageable for reasonably fit adults) incline to the top. I think the rating of “moderate” is fair here. As we neared the dramatic rock formations, the trail became quite steep, and it was a bit confusing choosing a route from the many that branch off in different directions, but hard to get lost, especially if you are tracking with the map on the app. We cut the route a bit shorter bypassing the longer loop to the north and ended up tracking a distance of about 4.5 miles. Definitely would do this hike again if we find ourselves in Spokane in the future!

C M
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Hiking

Good hike!

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Ellie Rickards
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HikingMuddy
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Melina Rieger
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HikingOff trailRocky

We loved this hike! The views from the top of the rock formations were breathtaking! We did some free climbing and made our way down on a narrow less frequented trail.

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Miranda Denison
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mel59725 .
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HikingMuddy

Great trail with wonderful lookout views! We got caught in a hail storm (in June) but it didn’t last long. You’d never know, once you get in the trees, that you’re surrounded by residential just about all the way around down below. That also makes it really easy to get to though.

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Jenny Holliday
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Hiking

Really nice trail. There’s about a 1/4 mile walk from where you park to the trail head. You hike up quite a distance so be prepared. It’s a busy trail, and lots of mountain bikes too.

Stephanie B
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Hiking

Great trail. Got a bit of elevation gain but always a spot with beautiful views! I have never been there when it hasn’t been windy so take a light coat for the top regardless of the weather in the valley.

joelle townsend
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Hiking

this trail is my families all time favorite!! we’ve seen lots of wildlife along with spectacular views

Brenda Day
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Hiking

Spokane County has several beautiful trails. This trail is one of the best near town!

Laura Ellen Smith
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail with lots of wildflowers near the top. This was my first time doing a solo hike and I felt totally safe and comforted knowing there’s people at least a mile ahead or behind, while also feeling like I have quiet alone time. A bit muddy since I went the day after the rain but not bad at all. Would do again!

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Mike Koon
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Hiking

As of may 18 says that it is closed but doesn’t say until you get to the parking lot, I believe it said until the 26th it’ll be closed

Alexis Burk
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Hiking

Love this trail! It’s challenging with the up hills yet rewarding with beautiful views! I didn’t notice very much traffic on the trail with was nice so my dogs could run. Very well marked but would still recommend using the trail map since there are more trails that split off. There is a shorter loop or a longer one depending on how you feel. Highly recommend this and has a gorgeous drive through the Palouse to the parking lot.

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Angela Cavalar
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HikingBugsMuddy

Muddy in some spots, excepted this time of year. Narrow pathways. Few bugs not bad.

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Michael Wiley
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Hiking

This hike was one of the best I’ve been on in Spokane. Awesome views and natural variety’s, but poison oak along the way. A lot of ups and downs. Good climbing rocks and a very small creek, but along the trail I had to cross it using logs which was fun. Good hike.

Jack Klose Jr.
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Lots of fun with the family! Rocks up top are a blast

Athena George
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Mikaela Carlson
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Hiking

Great hike to warm up the body with an awesome view. There were a lot of people but with all the different trails you can explore, hardly ran into anyone and if I did, everyone was super friendly. Would recommend!

Jenn Alberts
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Hiking

We went on a Monday late morning in April and it was absolutely perfect weather! We ended up going 8.4 miles because we took the wrong turn... twice. It was so so beautiful and ugly too lol! The rocks of Sharon were cool and the hike out was fun and moderately difficult, not hard but it got the muscles working. Did it with my 11 yr old and she did great although had tired legs. We brought our dog and kept him on leash. We had two camelbacks and a lunch - super glad we did.

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Sharon Bartlett
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Hiking

Great hike but verrryy crowded during quarantine! Well maintained with beautiful views and good inclines. Dog friendly except for the cranky, dog shaming guy who needs to smile more. Def worth another try on the off season!

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