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Mount Spokane State Park - Mount Spokane

Spokane State Park offers four-season recreation, from great hiking spring through fall to wonderful snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. Pick up a map at the park or online, then choose from a variety of destinations -- a CCC cabin, the top of Mount Spokane, Mount Kit Carson and much more.
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From Spokane, take Hwy 2 north 10 miles. In Mead, go right (east) for 15 miles to Mount Spokane State Park.

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Mount Spokane State Park - Mount Spokane, Mount Spokane - Trail 130 — Mar 23, 2014 — Medusa La Stone
Snowshoe/XC Ski
Issues: Snow on trail
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The road up to the parking lot is snow free. Trail from parking lot to the summit was well packed an...
The road up to the parking lot is snow free. Trail from parking lot to the summit was well packed and snowshoes weren't necessary, but we used them anyways. We started out on Trail #130 but once we arrive at Bald Knob we paralleled Chair #1 to the top.

Trek to the summit was fairly easy, the snow was a combination of compact with a top layer of slush (where it was sunny) and crusty with powder below (in the woods). The Vista House was open at the top and we sat outside and had a celebratory beer before heading back. ^_^
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Mount Spokane — Dec 18, 2010 — Weluv2hike.
Snowshoe/XC Ski
Issues: Snow on trail
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Parked in the lower parking lot, and headed off onto the snowshoe trails. Went to 2 different warmin...
Parked in the lower parking lot, and headed off onto the snowshoe trails. Went to 2 different warming huts. we went about 6 miles. Great day to be out.
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Mount Spokane, Quartz Mountain — Jul 03, 2009 — dusty_boots
Day hike
Features: Wildflowers blooming
Issues: Bugs
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Mount Spokane State Park is a mecca of trails of all types; hiking, biking, horse, and in the winter...
Mount Spokane State Park is a mecca of trails of all types; hiking, biking, horse, and in the winter, it is a full fledged nordic park. Today, we decided to check out Quartz Mountain and the Lookout at the top.

Several years ago, this lookout was moved here from another location and now serves as guest quarters that can be reserved - it has a couple of beds, a gas stove, table and chairs, fire pit and restroom outside - it is LOADED! My wife and I cannot wait to reserve a nights' stay soon!

The trails on this part of the park are incredibly well marked and maintained due to the heavy use from snowshoe'ers and x-country skiers during winter, but it is pretty quiet in the summer and there were few people out.

The views from the top are awesome, a complete panorama of the Spokane-area and all the lakes and mountains. It makes for a awesome short trip of about 5 miles in a loop. That leaves plenty of time to hit up another trail in the park, have lunch at the top of Mt Spokane, or whatever your fancy.
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Mount Spokane — Jan 01, 2008 — WTD
Day hike
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I decided to start the new year off on the right foot by going for an evening snowshoe all around Mt...
I decided to start the new year off on the right foot by going for an evening snowshoe all around Mt. Spokane State Park and over the summit before returning to my car. I estimate the mountain has recieved a little over 3 feet of new snow in the past few weeks. Trail 130 from the Snowmobile Parking lot led up to the Bald Knob Summer Picnic Area and then over to the CCC Lodge. There were no other hikers or snowmobilers out that night so I took trail 135 to the summit of Mt. Spokane and decended the mountain just to the west of the B-29 ski run, making sure to not interfere with the groomed runs. Then back to the Bald Knob area and the car. The views of Spokane, the Spokane Valley, and Colbert were quite amazing.

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Mount Spokane is one of the premiere winter recreation areas in Northeast Washington. Photo by Weluv2hike.
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Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area
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