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Dishman Hills Natural Area - Eagle Peak Loop

Eastern Washington

Location

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
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Length

4.5 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 800 ft.
Highest Point: 2425 ft.

Rating

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Dishman Hills Natural Area's Eagle Peak Loop takes hikers to the highest point in the Natural Area for outstanding views of the surrounding area. The loop itself is short, but since Eagle Peak is at the southern end of the Natural Area, getting here requires one of the longest hikes from the main parking area at Camp Caro. Be sure to visit the Dishman Hill's Conservancy's website first to get the map of the Natural Area trail system to plan a route to Eagle Peak.

From Camp Caro, hikes can choose to take trails within the interior of the Natural Area for the most direct route to Eagle Peak, or can opt for a perimeter hike to maximize mileage. The most direct route as an out-and-back hike to Eagle Peak totals about 2.5 miles. The perimeter hike is approximately 4.5 miles. Hikers can also extend the hike by adding on any number of intersecting trails within the trail system.

From the summit of Eagle Peak, it is possible to view Iller Creek Conservation Area to the south, Mica Peak Conservation Area to the southeast, and Mount Spokane State Park to the northeast. The view also takes in the surrounding the neighborhoods, reminding hikers that they are within the "Wild Heart of Spokane." The surrounding trails are carpeted with wildflowers in the spring and boast beautiful fall colors. The natural area's trail system is open to hikers-only (no bikes), and dogs must remain on a leash.

 

Dishman Hills Natural Area - Eagle Peak Loop

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6547, -117.2895 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Spokane County Parks with Dishman Hills Conservancy and Washington Department of Natural Resources

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking Eastern Washington

Rich Landers and Craig Romano

Mountaineers Books

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Getting There

TAKE TRANSIT

Make your hike car-free by taking the bus to this trailhead. 

Camp Caro is located at 625 S. Sargent Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99212. If traveling eastbound, take Appleway Blvd. to Sargent Road and turn south on Sargent. If traveling westbound, take Sprague Ave. to Sargent Road, turn south and proceed through the 4-way stop at 1st Ave., then cross Appleway Blvd. During the summer months, typically mid-May through mid-September, the upper parking lot at Camp Caro is open with space for 26 vehicles and access to a playground, picnic tables, and restrooms. During early fall until late spring when the upper lot is closed, all visitors must use the overflow parking lot located just west of Sargent Road and just south of Appleway. 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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