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Dishman Hills Natural Area - Enchanted Ravine

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
47.6529, -117.2891 Map & Directions
Length
1.0 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
250 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Grass Widow flowers on the Enchanted Ravine trail. Photo by Holly Weiler Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Dishman Hills Natural Area's Enchanted Ravine is located just south of Camp Caro and within the main entrance loop. Enchanted Ravine is an excellent place to observe the Dishman Hill's exposed 1.5 billion-year-old bedrock, which is among the oldest geologic features in Washington state. Continue reading

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Hiking Dishman Hills Natural Area - Enchanted Ravine

Dishman Hills Natural Area's Enchanted Ravine is located just south of Camp Caro and within the main entrance loop. Enchanted Ravine is an excellent place to observe the Dishman Hill's exposed 1.5 billion-year-old bedrock, which is among the oldest geologic features in Washington state.

The trail traverses the narrow ravine, where the exposed bedrock cliffs tower over hikers on either side.

The hike to Enchanted Ravine is excellent for hikers of all ages and totals approximately 1 mile as an out and back hike. Adventurous hikers can continue on using the Dishman Hill's stacked loop trail system to extend the hike.

Since the Dishman Hills is a Natural Area, it is open to hiking only (no bikes) and dogs must remain on leash. No collection of plants, fungi, etc. is allowed within the Natural Area, but photography is encouraged.  

Hike Description Written by
Holly Weiler, WTA Correspondent

Dishman Hills Natural Area - Enchanted Ravine

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6529, -117.2891 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

driving directions

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

Take the bus to the trailhead! Plan your trip by bus using TOTAGO.

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

https://yxa.b0b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Dishman-Hills-DHC-Natural-Area-Trail-Map-Camp_Caro-PDF-1.pdf

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