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Beautiful and had a lot of shade. You also get to choose how difficult of a hike you would like by choosing different paths that lead to the same places!

Great short trail, with nice views and wild flowers.Memorial day weekend, Summit Rd was closed so we had to walk up hill 1.2 miles before we got to the trail head. The CCC cabin was cool.

Was still quite snowy in May, but absolutely gorgeous. Moderate hike, a few inclines but overall great! The top was absolutely breathtaking, showing lakes and mountain ranges.
Totally awesome!

have not utilized this app yet but am excited and looking forward to using it this summer

The experience are different each time I take the hike always rewarding and satisfying

Incredible drive with views at top. This is a drive with a scenic end. It is not a hike or a walk as indicated in the activities list.

There is already a fair amount of snow on this trail so be prepared. Follow signs to the lookout. The first 3/4 is fairly uneventful and easy, the last 1/4 feels like Narnia because you’re in a narrow path with low hanging branches and snow everywhere. Pretty beautiful!

Can't believe we've never done this hike, instantly one of my favorite local hikes! Gorgeous views on top of all 4 local lakes (Spirit, Hauser, Newman and Liberty). Must do again! Well marked Trails, maps to help, great hike!

The views are worth it.

trail running
9 months ago

Great for trail running! Hiked up, ran down. Time was limited so hoping to do the full loop soon.

This was the closest route for my hike to connect with, though I didn't do the entire 12.9 mile route. My hike was an enjoyable 7.7 mile loop to Mt. Kit Carson, not on to Day Mountain. There are starting points closer and farther from the destinations depending on how much time and energy you have.

great hike, not challenging enough to be rated hard, except first half mile steep. Well maintained and on double track road most of the miles.

hiking
11 months ago

Second time in Mt Spokane State Park, this time to do a couple short hikes, including this one. I didn't find it super challenging. Not a ton of views along the way, but the view by the lookout tower is great. Felt a bit like invading territory since a family was renting the tower. I didn't go up on the lookout, of course, but the view around the corner is satisfaction enough.

hiking
11 months ago

Mt. Spokane is not one for remote hikers and mountaineers. Everywhere you can hike, you can also drive, and at the top you have unsightly towers and utility buildings. However, with an open mind there is much to enjoy here. With imagination you can pretend you are not close to paved roads along this trail because they are not visible. In fact, the route passes through very beautiful alpine scenery (though not quite the norm since it's below the treeline). The Bald Knob parking lot is open in the summer, so anyone can drive up and experience beauty that normally takes a backpacking trip and a difficult climb to see. Since it's so close to Spokane, this aspect alone makes Mt. Spokane - and particularly this section of trail - a worthwhile visit.

Was here a few weeks ago when some snow was still up there. Was a nice, easy moderate difficulty hike. Even with length, this is perfectly doable and don't let the hard rating scare you. Beautiful peaks! Some great diversity in the trail. Meadows, melting snow, mud, rocky lookouts, rolling hills. If you want to add some additional mileage to this trail, trek up to mount Spokane and back!

Beautiful trail with a little bit of snow at the top. Few down trees to cross over and a few spots on the trail that still has snow on it. The hardest part is going back up especially for me since I had extra weight with my son in his backpack carrier.

trail running
11 months ago

Love this place

Take bug spray, better on a hotday as it is cool at higher elevation. We went in mid June and found ocassional snow piles. Very easy and wide paths. Pretty but expect to find loads of hungry bugs. Not bad by any means and very pretty.

trail running
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Definitely a good workout and beautiful scenery

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We had spectacular views all around. Sort of a difficult hike as it is a constant uphill climb, and toward the end it feels like it will never end. Great hike though!

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

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.

hiking
Friday, June 09, 2017

The views from the Lookout are awesome the trail getting there is in rough shape after winter with a lot of downed trees but it is doable and worth the extra work I had a great.time my dog did to with the little extra work out.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Trail 131 to 130 to 140 from lower Selkirk lot. Service road to Mt Kit Carson trail closed. The top of Mt Spokane on Trail 140 still snow covered and impassable without snowshoes. We turned around where 140 hit the service road, which is also closed and snow covered at that point. I think a southern exposure route would be clear all the way to the top.

Sure glad I had my trekking poles today as we got up to the higher parts we hit a lot of snow it was a couple feet deep in some areas. The trail is pretty well marked thankfully being it was buried for a lot of it between the two peaks. Theres a few places with downed trees but easily passable most of the trial is in great shape. This hike is a calorie burner for sure I think trekking through the snow added to it a little. I had a great time except for when a grouse startled the living heck out of me and my heart missed a beat or two Good Times!!! Really great views at the tops well worth the effort don't forget your bug spray and plenty of water.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Walking on a road the whole time & unfortunately lookout was closed & views were lost in fog.

hiking
Friday, November 18, 2016

Love this trail! A beautiful view from the lookout. Was quite windy but there was a sheltered area from the wind.

Also, hiked in the morning and loved the cloud cover/fog floating through the trees.

Would highly recommend!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

9/10/2016
Drove to the park today from Spokane. I'm visiting Spokane so I used Google maps to get there. It took me on a route through ID that dead ended at a locked, private logging company gate with security cameras. Reviewed routes and went in on 206, but that was blocked at the park office. The road is under construction before the 110 trailhead and they aren't allowing anyone past. They said they usually don't work saturdays, but they were that Saturday.

Met some folks that used the PowerLine from the park office to get to 110, so I took that. Very steep and off camber game(?) Trail until it intersects the 110 trail.

On the plus side, had the trails mostly to myself on a Saturday.

Hiked up to the saddle junction and then down the 401 trail. Outhouse at saddle has a broken door, but it is still serviceable. A side trail on 401 just below the saddle leads to some nice views and forks in several directions, but I didn't have time to explore much after all the driving.

Trail was in great shape. Only one large tree across it, but it was low enough to climb over. Wish I had time to get to one of the peaks, but very worthwhile.


Found this about the closure later. Wish I had known about the closure earlier.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/jul/03/mount-spokane-park-road-closing-for-summer-constru/

scenic driving
Monday, September 05, 2016

road was closed, didn't know until we drove all the way out there.

hiking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

This is a nice hike. It took me about 2 hours to do a round trip hike. Weather was overcast, but the view was still pretty great. I only saw one other group on the entire trail. The trail is mostly dirt/gravel road making for an easy hike.

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