You could hike for days and not see the same view twice at Mount Spokane State Park.
One of Washington's largest state parks, Mount Spokane has 100 miles of trails in the richly forested Selkirk Mountains. The summits of Kit Carson, Day Mountain and Mount Spokane are waiting to be conquered. The charming, historic Vista House atop Mount Spokane and the Quartz Mountain fire lookout provide stunning views of the Spokane Valley, the north Idaho panhandle and Canada. In early summer, hikers stroll among bear grass, lupine and other wildflowers, through Ponderosa pine and subalpine meadows. By late summer, the meadow grasses turn amber, huckleberries ripen and the fireweed is blooming.
More than 79 miles of trail also are open to mountain bikers and equestrians, so feel free to take a good long ride. Just watch out for giant moose known to amble across the trail or road.
Winter is the sparkly season at Mount Spokane State Park. Ice-encrusted trees stand out against crisp blue skies, while bundled skiers and snowshoers glide across blankets of white. Feeling the need for speed? Don your warm, windproof gear, and gas up your snowmobile; Mount Spokane has enough snow for both human-powered and motorized winter fun.
When you tire of energy bars, electrolytes and other hiking food, you can get a good meal in the bustling hub of Spokane. Mount Spokane has eight first-come-first-served campsites and the Quartz Mountain fire lookout, but more camping is available at Riverside State Park only 35 miles away.
Mount Spokane State Park is a 12,293-acre camping park in the Selkirk Mountains with 100 miles of trails and panoramic views from the summit of 5,883-foot Mount Spokane. In winter, the park receives approximately 300 inches of snow.
The state park also features nearly 60 kilometers or 37 miles of Nordic ski trails through widely varying terrain for both classic and skate skiing when there is snow. The Selkirk Lodge in the cross-country ski area provides restrooms, water, tables and a wood stove. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. December through March. Along the trails you can enjoy a break at the Nova Hut which offers tables and a wood stove. The Nordic trails are professionally groomed five days a week (weather permitting). For a daily grooming report call (509) 238-4025.
Sixteen miles of groomed roads are available for snowmobiles and all types of non-motorized use. Other designated trail systems in the park that aren’t groomed are also open to non-motorized use including snowshoeing, back-country skiing and snowboarding, and fat-tire biking to name a few.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
The Vista House can hold up to 50 people and is available from July 1 to Sept. 15.
90 miles of bike trails
100 miles of hiking trails
100 miles of horse trails
WINTER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
The park has eight standard campsites with water and a flush restroom. Maximum site length is 30 feet (limited availability). ADA facilities are not available. All campsites are first come, first serve.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.