Minnehaha Park / Beacon Hill

Spokane, Washington

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This 6.5-mile intermediate-level loop is highlighted by views from Beacon Hill into Spokane and to the surrounding mountains, as well as an ever-so-slight taste of slickrock riding at Boulder Beach. The ride starts with a short gravel road climb out of Minnehaha Park and winds up Beacon Hill on a loose, sometimes sandy singletrack through stands of ponderosa pines. From the towers and power lines at the top of Beacon Hill, the route makes rocky descents and climbs- sometimes steeply and quickly- on both trails and road, to boulder Beach, just before the end of the dirt.
Mountain Bike! Washington

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Mountain Bike! Washington

by Bennett & Leman (Menasha Ridge Press)

This 6.5-mile intermediate-level loop is highlighted by views from Beacon Hill into Spokane and to the surrounding mountains, as well as an ever-so-slight taste of slickrock riding at Boulder Beach.

The ride starts with a short gravel road climb out of Minnehaha Park and winds up Beacon Hill on a loose, sometimes sandy singletrack through stands of ponderosa pines. From the towers and power lines at the top of Beacon Hill, the route makes rocky descents and climbs- sometimes steeply and quickly- on both trails and road, to boulder Beach, just before the end of the dirt.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Spokane
Distance: 6.5
Elevation Gain: 900 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Early spring through late fall.
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000 feet
Top Elevation: 2,600 feet
Local Contacts: Spokane Parks and Recreation Department, 509-625-6453
Local Maps: USGS 7.5: Spokane Northeast.
Driving Directions: Directions to Minnehaha Park / Beacon Hill

Recent Trail Reviews

2/1/2010
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This is my favorite place to hike and ride within the Spokane city limits. Great views at the top and tons of different ways to climb and descend.


8/15/2009
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A steep dirt road takes you to the top or go through the gate at the bend and follow the road to a single track trail that takes you to the top of Beacon hill. The trail is full of switch backs and has some steep incline, but it is a better ride than the road. Once at the top, the back side leads you to an infinite amount of single track trails with rock drops, jumps, and man made obstacles. The ride is a blast but the ground is slick; be cautious


9/28/2008
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great fun! it was very dusty, and loose dust it is. we started with a 3 mile torturous climb to the top of beacon then rode down. there's virtually no limit to the speed you can get in the descent, but watch out! there's some very loose dusty off-camber corners, so be willing to do a skid turn if you need to.



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