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Mica Peak

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
47.5744, -117.1355 Map & Directions
Length
45.0 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
2000 feet
Highest Point
4800 feet
On the way up Mica Peak. Photo by snbess. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The conservation area on the west slopes of Mica Peak afford visitors of all types a healthy workout close to the city of Spokane. Continue reading

Rating
5.00 out of 5

Hiking Mica Peak

Mica Peak is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, and equestrians because of the great workout it affords. The area hosts several varieties of flora, thanks to its elevation change from the parking area to the summit.

The elevation gain from the parking area gives visitors a nice workout, doable in a day or less, and just minutes from Spokane. It's a destination for horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Many trails exist here, but main access is via the parking lot on Belmont Road. Access the conservation area by hiking, biking, or riding along the road from the parking lot. The road is bordered by private property, so stay on the road. After a mile, the Mica Peak Conservation Area, and choose your own adventure. It's also possible to hike from here all the way to nearby Liberty Lake; a rugged 12+ mile one-way hike.

When here, look for sub-alpine low brush to fragrant Ponderosa pine forest. Aspen and birch groves also thrive here, making the hill glow gold in the autumn. Visitors can also enjoy views of Spokane Valley and the rolling Palouse.

The peak itself is off-limits — the summit is owned by the FAA — but the western slope of the peak still offers 2,000 feet of elevation gain from parking area to high point. Consult your map to plan your route.

Note: Mica Peak was acquired in 2013 through Spokane County's Conservation Futures Program. Among other projects here, WTA volunteers helped complete the California Creek trail, the connecting segment that made the traverse to Liberty Lake possible.

WTA worked here in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2016!

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Mica Peak

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.5744, -117.1355 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

From I-90, heading east, take Exit 289 for Pines Road (State Highway 27). Turn south onto Pines Road and follow it for 8.5 miles. Turn left (east) onto Belmont Road and follow for 4.1 miles to the end of the road. There is parking available here for horse trailers as well as passenger cars.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Spokane County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

http://www.spokanecounty.org/documentcenter/view/4066

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