Tower Mountain Forest Loop via Iller Creek Trailhead

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Dishman Hills Natural Area

Tower Mountain Forest Loop via Iller Creek Trailhead is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Spokane, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.7 miElevation gain787 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingMountain bikingNature tripsDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Christy Marley
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Hiking

A nice little workout to get to the top, I’m sure it’s prettier closer to the summer. Not many people on the trial made it quiet and nice. I forgot to hit record on the way up...

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Jesse Mack
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Hiking

Gorgeous trail, gorgeous views. Went a little ways past the loop for more elevation and it was so worth it. No other hikers when I went, total privacy.

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Henry Clemens
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HikingGreat!IcyMuddySnow

Very nice trail, you get really nice views of the valley. It did get steep a few times but it wasn’t bad. We went in early spring so some parts were muddy, so make sure to bring shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. There was also snow and ice at one point so be careful out there! But other than that it was very fun and enjoyable!

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Mariah McLeod
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Desiree Roberts
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For sure recommend counterclockwise. we went clockwise and the descent was very steep on ice.

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ProfoundSilence Photography
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HikingIcySnow

Went clockwise which meant a very steep decent especially in snow/ice. I would recommend counter clockwise so the decent will be more manageable. Would recommend poles here.

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Ian Woodburn
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Hiking

trail isn't marked makes it very easy to get off course.

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austin giyer
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HikingBlowdownPrivate property

Extremely steep trail both going up and going down. The view makes up for it though. Once you reach the summit there is a large no trespassing sign nailed you a tree, so You'll have to turn around.

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Tim McGillicuddy
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Judy Wells
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Denver K
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Eric Brosvik
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Tanya H
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Pretty intense, if you go counter clockwise it’s almost straight up hill for the first 1/3. It was a great workout and has very pretty views. Very rewarding!

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Rebekah Lawrence
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Definitely go counterclockwise. That way the sun is on you on your way down and the grade doesn't kill you. Saw 3 bikes and 2 families.

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Eric Brosvik
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shan zhong
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Beautiful! And a great workout!!

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Eric Brosvik
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Lindsey Siemssen
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Love this intense hike! Depends on the way you go. Daughter loved the intensity too and wants to go back. In her teen words, "I hate it, but I love it." Loaded my recording if you're interested in which way to go or not go. Use bug spray and you'll have no problems. We took the really intense path. The trail seemed to be a water runoff trail and was not level, but it is totally fine if you like a challenge. The trail had long crevices (again from water runoff) for a large portion of it on the uphill. Definitely moderate with the steeper incline. Trail is narrow and you hit bushes a lot. One tree down at the top but it was easy to get over it. I have the app, but I would take a map since there are no trail markers that we could see anywhere. I wish I would've worn some lederhosen!! No one else on the trail. It was great! I got to yodel like a Swiss man and annoy my teenage daughter! I HEARD MY YODELING ECHO!!!!! IT WAS UH-MAZING!! Then I whipped out my variation on "the hills are alive with the sound of music". My daughter tolerated me, but hey, I had fun. I imagine the wildlife in the area were uplifted.

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Northwest Raised PNW
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Great hike! I suggest hiking this counterclockwise (especially if going downhill is hard on your knees). This way you are mostly in the shade as you hike up too. Once at the top be sure to make time to explore the Rocks of Sharon. Looking south this time of year you can see rolling hills of the Palouse painted with beautiful yellow canola fields in full bloom. Also beautiful sunsets and Steptoe Butte in the distance.

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Kayla Miller
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HikingRocky

Wanted to run/hike Iller creek on a Saturday and it was crazy busy, so I decided to run lightly short steeper Tower mountain. Saw a total of 7 people.

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Travis Bonwell
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this is a good trail with some stunning views. a good mixture of thin trails and old service roads for both difficult and easy hiking. the straight way to the tower is extremely steep, be careful climbing.

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Shannon Nauert
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HikingWashed out

Great sunset hike! If you detour to the top tower mountain, this trail would be considered hard! That section we added had some parts that we were climbing with hands on the ground to get up bit was very much worth it for the view of the sunset. Also, we hiked counterclockwise and took on the steepest part uphill. It would have been almost dangerous to go down the way we went up.

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Michael Henry
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This one is fun. Not so much after a leg workout. I went clockwise and for the first 1.6 miles it’s pretty much uphill. Then you hit a steep part going downhill, down like a washed out section. And it’s downhill the rest of the way but not as steep.

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Johnny Warren
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