Quartz Mountain

Mount Spokane State Park, Washington

Elevation Gain1,475ft
Trailhead Elevation4,753ft
Elevation Min/Max4528/4761ft
Elevation Start/End4753/4753ft

Quartz Mountain

Quartz Mountain is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Spokane County, Washington. It is within Mount Spokane State Park. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 4,753 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,475 feet. The Nova Hut shelter is near the trailhead. There are also information maps and restrooms. Along the trail there is a monitoring station. This trail connects with the following: Ragged Ridge and Twin Lakes.

Quartz Mountain Professional Reviews and Guides

"Hike the mostly gentle trails and roadbeds through diverse, mostly old-growth mountain forest to the lookout high atop Quartz Mountain. At the lookout take the time to admire the fantastic view in all directions. If you have the time, it is possible to rent the lookout for an overnight stay. The roadbeds that much of this hike follow are closed to motor vehicle access by the general public.

Pets must be on a leash and under physical control at all times. These trails are open to hikers and bicyclists during snow-free times and cross-country skiers during the winter season. Hiking, snowshoeing, and dogs are prohibited during the winter season."

"Find the large trail system signboard and map above the lodge. From this trailhead, five double-track trails lead to Junction 1. For simplicity, go left on the Mountain View Trail and follow it 0.3 mile to Junction 1, a large grassy meadow. From here, stay left and walk up a road for a short way, bearing left on the first trail, called Sam’s Swoop (Sam is a perennial volunteer, worthy of a trail name). Note the diversity of plants: huckleberry, beargrass, wild strawberry, ferns, and much more."

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Trail Information

Mount Spokane State Park
Nearby City
Mount Spokane State Park
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Mount Spokane State Park, 26107 N. Mount Spokane Park Dr., Mead, WA 99021; (509) 238-4258
Mt. Spokane State Park
Local Contacts
Dharma Maps’s Mount Spokane State Park is an up-to-date topo of the state park. The map on the signboard next to the parking area shows this route well.
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Aug 2018