Saltese Uplands Loop

MODERATE 37 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
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

21 days ago

Great hike close to home. We parked in the parking lot. Then took the trail to the trail head.

hiking
2 months ago

Muddy right now but a nice, easy walk close to home. Maintenance is being done and new trail signs are up.

2 months ago

great trail, mostly inclined until the end. took up 1.5 hours to hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy trail. Beautiful views of Liberty Lake, rolling hills and grasslands.

hiking
5 months ago

Really beautiful hike, not too hard either. It is very poorly marked though, so make sure you check into the app and track yourself.

5 months ago

A nice trail with a lot of intersections and alternate routes. Good views of the lake, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and Post Falls. Trail wasn’t sloppy or muddy even though it poured the night before. I prefer my trails a bit more remote though.

hiking
7 months ago

Not well-marked. Make sure you use the app to stay on track. The view of the lake to the east was the saving grace.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice fall day hike. Nice temps and no bugs.

trail running
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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

11 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
11 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

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

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

.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.

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