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Pend Oreille County Park

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
48.0808, -117.3240 Map & Directions
Length
7.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point
2780 feet
Mount Spokane sits on the horizon from Pend Oreille County Park. Photo by Holly Weiler. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

No trip through Pend Oreille County is complete without a stop at the county park, easily accessible for year-round recreation just off Highway 2 and a popular camping spot during the summer months. Continue reading

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Hiking Pend Oreille County Park

Located just two miles north of the Spokane County line in Pend Oreille county, this park boasts a seven-mile trail system that includes both deep, dark forest and scenic vistas. Spend a day exploring the system in its entirety, or choose a shorter loop by piecing together some of the shorter trails.

In the summer, first-come, first-serve camping is available for only $15 per night. The day use picnic area is free. Although the picnic and camping area is closed during the winter months, the first access point adjacent to Highway 2 is open year-round (limited parking). When snow makes the high country is inaccessible, give this park a try for snowshoeing or a winter stroll. In the spring, return to see the wildflowers. Trail names like Ladyslipper, Arrowleaf Ridge, and Pentstemon Point give a hint about which flowers may be glimpsed along the route.

Before you go, visit the Pend Oreille county website at and print a hard copy of the trail system, as on-site signage is poor.

Hike Description Written by
Holly Weiler, WTA Correspondent

Pend Oreille County Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.0808, -117.3240 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 Spokane, take Highway 2 north towards Newport. The park is approximately 2 miles north of the Spokane/Pend Oreille County Line. Turn left (west) at the signed entrance to the park. A small year-round parking lot is adjacent to the highway; a larger day-use area is located farther down the access road, but is only open from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Pend Oreille County Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Eastern Washington by Rich Landers and Craig Romano

Mountaineers Books.

http://pendoreilleco.org/your-government/parks-and-recreation/pend-oreille-county-park/

Pend Oreille County Park Trail System PDF Map: https://bit.ly/2OFmIwl

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