Saltese Uplands Loop

MODERATE 18 reviews

Saltese Uplands Loop is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Liberty Lake, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

hiking
4 days ago

Nice fall day hike. Nice temps and no bugs.

trail running
2 months ago

Just fine for a quick run, but probably won't return since there are so many nice treed places to run nearby.

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3 months ago

Come here when the wildflowers are blooming, and you won't be able to give it a bad review. Stunning.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

nice trail. some rattlesnakes near the trail so watch out. dogs really enjoyed sniffing around but a lot of mountain bikers so you have to hop out of the way. the trails are pretty narrow.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike with good views watch out for mountain bikers no shade go early.

hiking
4 months ago

Great family hike. Interesting views, fun time for all. Our 10, 8, and 6 year olds had no problems.

4 months ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

It was raining in Idaho today, so I drove over to check out this trail. Saltese Uplands Conservation Area has an outstanding network of trails running through it. I tried to hike them all, and I am entirely spent! This area has a wide variety of trail types, ranging from rocky, grassy, steep and flat. There are outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and distant mountains and lakes.

This is a great place to hike, walk a dog (On a leash, and PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG!), or mountain bike. There are hawks circling around everywhere, looking for resident rodents.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

.I discovered this trail just last night, despite having lived only a few miles away in the years past. The conservation area is nice and peaceful and made for a good Easter Day hike.

Things to note, is that ample parking is available off of Henry Rd. From the parking lot, one can begin the ascent immediately to the top from the trail head beginning at the sign board. After about 8/10th of a mile you reach maximum altitude of around 2600 feet which according to my GPS was about 500 feet in elevation gain. Dogs are allowed but must be on-leash and picked up after, there were plenty of signs indicating no one apparently cares to pick up after their animals, both dogs and horses alike.

The "Saltese Loop" runs just over 3.5 miles in length but about 2.5 miles in youll come to a sign which gives you the option to add another 2.5 miles onto your hike by taking the "Highlands trail". I would suggest this as the scenery changes to more of an open grass land shortly after the intersection and soon lowers down to the road level paralleling Henry Rd back to the parking lot. Several times along the Highland Trail will you cross seasonal creeks and muddy spots. A good place for the animals to grab a drink. Nothing was deep or too muddy, my shoes never even got wet.

No water is available for humans though, at just under 5 miles you will have to suck it up for the duration or pack your own drinking water. Even on an Easter Sunday I still passed between 12-24 people along the trail whom were hiking, riding or running. This is a great area, I would encourage anyone to give it a try.