OverviewMount Spokane is the most prominent mountain near Spokane, Washington. One of the tallest mountains of the Inland Northwest, Mt. Spokane ranks in at 33rd in prominence for 2,000 ft peaks in Washington. Lots of activities can be enjoyed at Mt. Spokane from hiking to skiing. Mt. Spokane lies within Mount Spokane State Park. For the history of the park follow this link.
At the summit there is a vista house that one can go inside. Great 360 degree views can be enjoyed of Spirit Lake, Spokane, Mountains into Idaho and North all the way up to mountains along the Canadian border. This is also the County Highpoint in Spokane County.
To drive there from Spokane take Highway 2 from the intersection of HWY 395 and HWY 2 on North Division (known to the locals as the "Y" on North Division. Drive 4.4 miles and then take turn right (HWY 206, Mt. Spokane Road) going East. Follow this main road all the way to the summit (make a left turn onto N. Summit Road for the last 4 miles to the summit) if driving for a total of 27.1 miles.
If hiking or going to the ski resort you will see signs and drive right up to it as there is a turnoff at 23.2 miles and the road goes straight ahead. There is a left turn for the final 4 miles to drive all the way to the summit.
On your drive to Mount Spokane keep an eye out for deer as they cross the highway often. You might get lucky and see a lot of them out in the pastures.
Red TapeNo fees are needed to drive to the top of Mt. Spokane or hike. The park closes at night.
CampingCamping is allowed in Mt. Spokane State Park, but you can not camp out at the summit. Every night park rangers drive to the top of the summit and make sure no one is stranded along the road or staying at the top.
Here are the rules for Camping:
Campground closed Sept. 17, reopens May 16.
Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time, 1 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
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