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Palisades Park

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
47.6672, -117.4876 Map & Directions
Length
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
500 feet
Highest Point
2200 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Find plant life and views of the city at Palisades Park. Photo by TrailKat. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

The Palisades Conservation Area must have been what the Chamber of Commerce had in mind when it came up with the Spokane logo, “Near Nature, Near Perfect.” Visitors to this city park can both view wildlife and native plants in the foreground and peer out over the cityscape from the edge of the basalt cliffs. Continue reading

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Hiking Palisades Park

The Palisades Conservation Area must have been what the Chamber of Commerce had in mind when it came up with the Spokane logo, “Near Nature, Near Perfect.” Visitors to this city park can both view wildlife and native plants in the foreground and peer out over the cityscape from the edge of the basalt cliffs.

In the northern distance, Mount Spokane stands prominently on the horizon, flanked by the peaks in the Selkirk Range.

The trail system includes a mixture of converted roadbed and single-track trail passing through seasonal wetlands and massive rock outcroppings. Stick to the upper loop trails along Rimrock Drive for an easy hike with little elevation change. Explore the entire trail system to find hidden gems like Indian Canyon Falls, best viewed during spring melt-off, and also worth a winter visit to watch local ice climbers ascending the frozen falls.

Hike Description Written by
Holly Weiler, WTA Correspondent

Palisades Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6672, -117.4876 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

Drive .8 mile north on Government Way from the intersection with Sunset Boulevard. Turn left on Greenwood Road, bearing right at the intersection with Indian Canyon Road. At the top of the hill, find a trailhead kiosk and small parking area on the right, with additional parking available on the other side of Greenwood. No permit required.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Spokane County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Eastern Washington (Rich Landers & Craig Romano -- Mountaineers Books)

http://www.palisadesnw.com/palisades-map.html

USGS Spokane SW

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