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Dishman Hills Natural Area - Eagle Peak Loop

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
47.6547, -117.2895 Map & Directions
Length
4.5 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
800 feet
Highest Point
2425 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Old growth
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Dishman Hills Natural Area's Eagle Peak Loop takes hikers to the highest point in the Natural Area for outstanding views of the surrounding area. Continue reading

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Hiking Dishman Hills Natural Area - Eagle Peak Loop

Dishman Hills Natural Area's Eagle Peak Loop takes hikers to the highest point in the Natural Area for outstanding views of the surrounding area. The loop itself is short, but since Eagle Peak is at the southern end of the Natural Area, getting here requires one of the longest hikes from the main parking area at Camp Caro. Be sure to visit the Dishman Hill's Conservancy's website first to get the map of the Natural Area trail system to plan a route to Eagle Peak.

From Camp Caro, hikes can choose to take trails within the interior of the Natural Area for the most direct route to Eagle Peak, or can opt for a perimeter hike to maximize mileage. The most direct route as an out-and-back hike to Eagle Peak totals about 2.5 miles. The perimeter hike is approximately 4.5 miles. Hikers can also extend the hike by adding on any number of intersecting trails within the trail system.

From the summit of Eagle Peak, it is possible to view Iller Creek Conservation Area to the south, Mica Peak Conservation Area to the southeast, and Mount Spokane State Park to the northeast. The view also takes in the surrounding the neighborhoods, reminding hikers that they are within the "Wild Heart of Spokane." The surrounding trails are carpeted with wildflowers in the spring and boast beautiful fall colors. The natural area's trail system is open to hikers-only (no bikes), and dogs must remain on a leash.

Hike Description Written by
Holly Weiler, WTA Correspondent

Dishman Hills Natural Area - Eagle Peak Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6547, -117.2895 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Camp Caro is located at 625 S. Sargent Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99212. If traveling eastbound, take Appleway Blvd. to Sargent Road and turn south on Sargent. If traveling westbound, take Sprague Ave. to Sargent Road, turn south and proceed through the 4-way stop at 1st Ave., then cross Appleway Blvd. During the summer months, typically mid-May through mid-September, the upper parking lot at Camp Caro is open with space for 26 vehicles and access to a playground, picnic tables, and restrooms. During early fall until late spring when the upper lot is closed, all visitors must use the overflow parking lot located just west of Sargent Road and just south of Appleway. 

TAKE TRANSIT

Make your hike car-free by taking the bus to this trailhead. 

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Spokane County Parks with Dishman Hills Conservancy and Washington Department of Natural Resources

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Eastern Washington

Rich Landers and Craig Romano

Mountaineers Books

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