Liberty Lake Loop Trail

Spokane, Washington

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Tucked between the sprawling cities of Spokane and Post Falls is a 3000-acre “pocket wilderness.” Liberty Lake County Park straddles the Washington- Idaho border, providing a green sliver to an ever-suburbanizing corridor. Purchased for $245,000 in 1966, this 1-by-5-mile property is now a priceless gem of the Spokane County Parks Department. A mere 10 miles from downtown Spokane, you and your dog can hike along rushing creeks, through old-growth forest, and to scenic lookouts. Wildlife is abundant and viewing opportunities are good.
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)

Tucked between the sprawling cities of Spokane and Post Falls is a 3000-acre “pocket wilderness.” Liberty Lake County Park straddles the Washington- Idaho border, providing a green sliver to an ever-suburbanizing corridor.

Purchased for $245,000 in 1966, this 1-by-5-mile property is now a priceless gem of the Spokane County Parks Department. A mere 10 miles from downtown Spokane, you and your dog can hike along rushing creeks, through old-growth forest, and to scenic lookouts. Wildlife is abundant and viewing opportunities are good.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Spokane
Distance: 6.5
Elevation Gain: 1,290 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Best late April to November
Trailhead Elevation: 2,050 feet
Top Elevation: 3,250 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Spokane County Parks Department
Local Maps: USGS Mica Peak, Liberty Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Liberty Lake Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/25/2007
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You actually see 2 waterfalls. Two steep climbs: first is a series of switchbacks that aren't too bad; second is much steeper with a lot of logs fallen over the trail. Return trail is more of a road and very easy, but the steep downhill descent gives your front thighs a good workout. Only met one person, a lady with a huge dog right at the start of the trail. She said her dog just chased a bear through the water, but it disappeared. I sang and talked a lot on my lonely late afternoon hike with my dog.



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