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Mount Spokane State Park - Hay Ridge Loop

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
47.8851, -117.0833 Map & Directions
Length
7.9 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1690 feet
Highest Point
4271 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate/Hard
Fall at Mount Spokane State Park. Photo by Mark Ament.
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Hike the Hay Ridge Loop on Mount Spokane to a warming hut that's a great option for a picnic in the summertime. Continue reading

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Hiking Mount Spokane State Park - Hay Ridge Loop

Take Trail 110 up to where it crosses the Lower Mount Kit Carson Loop Road, and continue up to the intersection with Trail 100. Cross the creek on a new bridge built by WTA volunteers, and continue on Trail 100 as far as Smith Gap. A snowshoe hut is located here, though the Hay Ridge Loop makes for a loud hike in the winter, since it's open to snowmobiles. In summer, the hut may be open for picnickers!

From Smith Gap, continue up the hill to the intersection with Trail 170 for the Hay Ridge Loop Trail. This is a nice, shady route for hot summer days. There is quite a bit of vegetation growing in the trailbed on the first portion of the loop, but it is manageable. When Trail 170 meets Trail 140 the tread improves, because this section sees far more traffic.

After completing the Hay Ridge Loop, take the Mount Kit Carson Loop Road back down the hill to the Trail 110 intersection, and then head downhill back to the parking lot.

WTA worked here in 2013!

Hike Description Written by
Holly Weiler, WTA Correspondent

Mount Spokane State Park - Hay Ridge Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.8851, -117.0833 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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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 Spokane, take Highway 2 north 10 miles. In Mead, go right (east) for 15 miles to Mount Spokane State Park.

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Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Hay Ridge Loop (#170)

Washington State Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

http://www.mountspokane.org/

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Mount Spokane State Park - Hay Ridge Loop

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