Mount 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
There are 3 ways to access the summit. You can drive to the ski resort area and hike the 1600 feet elevation gain to the summit, take a ski lift to the top, or drive to the summit as there is a road that goes all the way to the summit (closed in winter).
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.
Camping 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.
More Camping Information
External Links Mt. Spokane Skiing
Mt. Spokane Trip Reports
Mt. Spokane State Park
Ski Trail Map
Mt. Spokane State Park History
Trail Map of Mt. Spokane
Mt. Spokane Ski Area - Washington
Complete Information for Mt. Spokane
Sharon - Dec 31, 2006 7:06 am - Hasn't votedSpokane Mountaineers' Chalet
The Spokane Mountaineers are grandfathered in as the sole private property owner in Mt. Spokane State Park. The club owns 40 timbered acres, including a year-round lodging and recreation facility near the summit. The "Chalet" has a magnificent view of the Brickle Creek drainage into Spirit Lake, Idaho, and is a great jumping-off point for skiing, hiking, and other activities. In addition to the main floor's kitchen, dining area, and a living room, there is a sleeping loft on the upper level with bunk beds. Two wood burning stoves and a fireplace provide heat. There is no running water. The outhouse is nice, as outhouses go. All of this luxury is available at no cost to Spokane Mountaineers and their guests. You must, however, obtain a lockbox code from a member of the Board of Trustees, a club officer, or a member of the Chalet Committee if you wish to visit when the Chalet is not scheduled to be open. http://www.spokanemountaineers.org/