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.