Day Mountain Loop Trail- Mount Spokane State Park

Spokane, Washington

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Rising above the Spokane Valley and neighboring Rathdrum Prairie, 5883- foot Mount Spokane is a prominent local landmark. A southern outpost of the Selkirk Mountains, it’s also a local favorite spot for outdoor recreation, particularly for skiers and mountain bikers. There’s plenty of room for hikers and their dogs, too, in this 13,800-acre park. The trip to Day Mountain, a shoulder of Mount Spokane, makes for an excellent hike. With a trailhead that begins at 5000 feet and a destination just slightly higher, the elevation gain on this trip is minimal. Day Mountain is one of the quieter peaks in the park, and chances are you’ll encounter only a handful of other trail users. And although the views from this summit are not quite as good as those from nearby Mount Kit Carson, Day’s meadows are grander.
Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest

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Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest

by Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)

Rising above the Spokane Valley and neighboring Rathdrum Prairie, 5883- foot Mount Spokane is a prominent local landmark. A southern outpost of the Selkirk Mountains, it’s also a local favorite spot for outdoor recreation, particularly for skiers and mountain bikers.

There’s plenty of room for hikers and their dogs, too, in this 13,800-acre park. The trip to Day Mountain, a shoulder of Mount Spokane, makes for an excellent hike. With a trailhead that begins at 5000 feet and a destination just slightly higher, the elevation gain on this trip is minimal. Day Mountain is one of the quieter peaks in the park, and chances are you’ll encounter only a handful of other trail users. And although the views from this summit are not quite as good as those from nearby Mount Kit Carson, Day’s meadows are grander.

©  Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Spokane
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best June through October
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000 feet
Top Elevation: 5,100 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mount Spokane State Park
Local Maps: USGS Mount Spokane, Mount Kit Carson
Driving Directions: Directions to Day Mountain Loop Trail- Mount Spokane State Park

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