The Mount Spokane Loop Summer Route

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Mount Spokane State Park

The Mount Spokane Loop Summer Route is a 11 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mead, 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 October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length11.0 miElevation gain2,260 ftRoute typeLoop
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The Discover Pass is required for vehicular entrance to this park. An Annual Pass costs $30 and a Day Pass is $10. This is a fun hike that loops around Mt. Spokane, via Mt. Kit Carson and Day Mountain. This is a fun day hike around Mt. Spokane. The hike takes you to areas of the State Park that most people never see. It is rated moderate, but gauge your own skills. In the heat of summer, it can be a long hike. Expect not to encounter others during most of this hike. Hike Time: 5:59:10 Distance: 11 miles Average Pace: 25:23 /mile Fastest Pace: 12:54 /mile Ascent/Descent: 2611 feet Calories: 1909

- The official WA State Park page for Mt. Spokane http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=mount%20spokane - Official WA State Park maps for Mt. Spokane - recommended to print and take along http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=mount%20spokane&subject=maps - Washington State Discover Pass - Required http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/ - Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park http://www.mountspokane.org/images/MtSpokaneCoreTrailsAreaMap.pdf - Access Permits at Mt. Spokane (.pdf) http://www.mountspokane.org/images/MtSpokaneAccessPermits.pdf

- If you are viewing this on the phone App - go online for web links to park resources, trail video, and 360º panorama interactive photos - www.everytrail.com - Mt. Spokane State Park requires a Washington State Parks Discover Pass ($30 annual or $10 single day use). WA State Parks no longer receive any of your tax dollars. Their operations are financed by user fees. There is a $99 fine for not having a Discover Pass. - Mt. Spokane, as all state and national parks, is dog leashed only - there is a $75 fine for having your dog off leash. Respect others and stay safe. There is wildlife on Mt. Spokane, you do not need your dog making a moose mad. You probably don't want to know the fine and potential jail time penalties for you dog chasing wildlife. - There is wildlife on Mt. Spokane, although, statistically you are not likely to encounter any. Still, know what to do. - As always, pack out what you bring in. Don't leave trash, nor discard things like apple cores. They are not natural to the mountain, please take them back out with you.

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Lara Black
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Horseback riding

I did this on horseback, so consider that perspective. It’s a great ride! The trails are a mixture of nice forest paths, some wider forest roads, and one steep climb up a ski run (which required lots of breaks and didn’t have a precise path to follow). I kept my alltrails app open the entire time because this is not exactly an intuitive route and it has only a few signs to point you in the right direction. So be prepared! Also ran into a black bear and her cub.

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Eric Brosvik
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C Punk
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HikingBlowdown

Trail directions are a bit scarce in some places, especially around the ski runs. Expect to climb over/around felled trees. Our bigger dogs made it through but with some difficulty. Otherwise, beautiful scenery.

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James Richards
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Gorgeous hike today. The problem with the trail is how hard it is to follow. It was enjoyable getting lost as you get great views from all sides of the mountain.

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Terren Yost
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Running

Love this place

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Terren Yost
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Running

Definitely a good workout and beautiful scenery

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PhLo M
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I recorded a track of my adventure, but DON'T FOLLOW MINE. I wandered down a few paths that disappeared into nothing, and I ended up bushwhacking a bit to find my way back to the main trail. A few spots along the author's original route were also super muddy and slippery downhills (probably will dry out later in the summer), so I tried to avoid those if possible. Overall I enjoyed the hike, mainly because I was looking for a longer than average and a physical challenge. I can't say there are loads of awesome views, but the few good ones make up for the lack of constant mediocre ones. Kit Carson was probably the highlight.

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mike minoia
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YULYVRDCAPBILVSYY Z
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Betty N
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debbie mccormick
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Nathan Hoegger
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Jill Stiebel
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Andrew J. Holmes
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