Deep Creek Canyon Loop

Spokane, Washington

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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 crumbling basalt near the mouth of Deep Creek to dark mossy forest to open ponderosa pine forest to cliff-edge overlooks of Nine Mile Reservoir on Pine Bluff.
100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest

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100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest

by Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers (The Mountaineers Books)

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 crumbling basalt near the mouth of Deep Creek to dark mossy forest to open ponderosa pine forest to cliff-edge overlooks of Nine Mile Reservoir on Pine Bluff.

©  Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Spokane
Length: 4.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 4 hours
Season: March through November
Trailhead Elevation: 1,690 feet
Top Elevation: 2,190 feet
Local Contacts: Riverside State Park
Local Maps: USGS Nine Mile Falls
Topo Map: Deep Creek Canyon Loop Topographic Map
Guide Book: 100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2009

I hike this trail about 2 times a month just becuase its so close. The other reviewer state that it can be confusing, this is accurate but once you get your bearings and do a little trial and error it all makes sence. Thats what hikings all about... The trail stays pretty cool and can be steep at times but for the most part are easy enough for childeren. I would add that taking shorter routes are avalible and sometimes more enjoyable, like the one that cuts down through the basalt spires to the deep creek bridge, very cool. Also walk down deep creek from the bridge and you might find hidden caynons and cavelike spots that are very neat to explore.

3/22/2008

Had a great time on this day hike. Can be confusing at certain points because all trails have numbers which are not used in the directions, must have been made before they were added. Near the overlook is tricky because of many downed trees covering the trail.

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