100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest  by Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers

100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest Guide Book

by Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers (The Mountaineers Books)
100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest  by Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers
The diverse hikes in this collection are all within a three-hour drive of Spokane, Washington. The Inland Northwest is bordered on the west by the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers and on the east by the rugged Montana Rockies. The imaginary boundary slips south slightly into Oregon and north into the glaciered mountains of Canada. The area covers 16 million acres of national forests, two million acres of national parks and recreation areas, and portions of more than six million acres of officially designated or proposed wilderness areas. From sagebrush country to alpine meadows, this book is designed to introduce hikers to some of the best routes in these wild areas.

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Trails from the "100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 100.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 100.

Abercrombie Mountain and its neighbors, Sherlock Peak and Hooknose Mountain, are the three prominent high points between the Columbia River on the west and the Pend Oreille River on the east. Hikers ...
Colville, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
This loop, with a name that suggests heartburn, has many rewards for backpackers up to the test of a few steep grades, river fords, and a little bushwhacking to reach off-trail lakes. The route cros ...
Avery, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 24
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For the effort in gaining 2,700 feet in elevation, hikers are handsomely rewarded on this hike. The mileage is low enough to make it suitable for a day hike, yet several mountain lakes and a wide-open ...
Libby, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
A destination high-ridge day-hiking area north of Lake Pend Oreille lends itself equally well to a one-day outing or to a midway car camp and two days of exploration. The limitation is water, which is ...
Sandpoint, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 19
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A rough road takes hikers high up toward the Selkirk Crest for reasonably easy access to these high mountain lakes. The waters are cut into the granite shoulder of the crest and can be surrounded by s ...
Sandpoint, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 9
The fairly easy 6-mile round trip to Lower Blossom Lake can be extended into a longer hike of a little more difficulty to Pear Lake or even to Glidden Ridge and beyond. These lakes are off the beaten ...
Kellogg, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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This trip is especially appealing to hikers who like to scramble up and beyond trail’s end for lofty views of the Selkirk Crest. Bottleneck Lake itself is a sight to behold, with limited camping nestl ...
Naples, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
Hikers who never like to be far from a clear mountain stream will enjoy this hike, the darling of fly fishers interested in decent trout waters away from the crowds. The trail runs along Cayuse Creek, ...
Pierce, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8
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Hikers who don’t mind the likelihood of skipping over a few horse muffins consider this one of the prettiest hikes in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. Cedar Lakes are nestled in the midst of toweri ...
Libby, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
Few hikes can match this trip as an introduction to wilderness backpacking for families and novices, that is, as long as they have a vehicle with enough clearance to negotiate poor stretches of the ro ...
Noxon, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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From the summit of Chilco Mountain, you can see Lake Pend Oreille and Lake Coeur d’Alene, mountain waters that are as beautiful as they are big. The hike is an alpine escape for people visiting one of ...
Silverwood, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
Chimney Rock is the most distinctive formation on the Selkirk Crest. Visible from Priest Lake and portions of U.S. Highway 2/95 north of Sandpoint, it’s one of the few mountain features just about eve ...
Coolin, ID - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 11
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The loop trip around Columbia Mountain could be considered a delicious meal in itself, or a juicy appetizer for future expeditions on the 30-mile north segment of the Kettle Crest National Recreation ...
Republic, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
This is a scenic, mostly treeless ridge hike in the Salmo-Priest Wilderness that involves about a mile of off-trail navigation through slopes of beargrass and talus to reach Gypsy Peak and Watch Lake. ...
Metaline Falls, WA - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 16
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Quick access to mountain lakes makes this loop trip ideal for beginning backpackers or day hikers looking for routes with several length options. Camp at Cabin Lake and catch small cutthroat trout or ...
Thompson Falls, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5
A dramatic range of scenery can be explored in this short hike up a side canyon from the Spokane River in Riverside State Park. Enjoy wildflowers in the various habitats, ranging from the rubble of cr ...
Spokane, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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This route for explorers of all ages isn’t meant to be just a hike. It’s the beginning for years of enjoyment and exploration in Spokane’s backyard. The Dishman Hills Natural Resources Conservation Ar ...
Spokane, WA - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
A multi-day in-and-out hike to Earl Grey Pass will capture most of what this trail has to offer—and that’s considerable. But hikers who can organize two groups coming from east and west to take the st ...
Invermere, BC - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 36.5
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The climb into the rocky Echo Lake alpine basin only whets your appetite for further exploration into a less heavily used high-country area of the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Note that this is not the Echo ...
Union, OR - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10
Get a high start from the road and take this hike even higher on a lightly used trail that eventually follows a ridge. Savor good views of 7,000-foot peaks before dropping to campsites at a mountain l ...
Noxon, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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