At the gate, follow the fence to the left (west), after which there’s a more discernible trail. Leave this trail where it bends right and continue straight along the bluff to a natural overlook by an old-growth tree above Lake Spokane (previously called Long Lake). Turn right from the overlook and hike cross-country, keeping the bluff and the reservoir on your left and letting them be your guide.
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