"The Liberty Creek Loop is one of the most rewarding hikes covered in this book. It is, however, also one of the most difficult. The route takes you from the marshland at the south end of Liberty Lake through mixed forests that consist of three species of pines as well as grand and Douglas fir, western hemlock, western red cedar, and several deciduous species. You climb more than 1,200 feet to reach Camp Hughes before descending back to lake level.
The Liberty Creek Loop is moderately long, as easy day hikes go, and has a 1.6- mile section that is not very easy, being steep and narrow in places. However, the rest of the route generally follows abandoned roadbeds and is easy." Read more
"From the pay station, follow the route past the day-use restrooms and picnic shelter for 0.5 mile to the restrooms area at the far end of the campground. Look for the main trailhead kiosk and gate (near campsite 21), and head up along Liberty Creek. At 0.8 mile pass a junction with the old trail coming in from the right. A new route was built in 2011 so hikers could avoid the lower portion of the creek, home to busy beavers." Read more
"Starting along the marshland at the south end of Liberty Lake, this hike takes you through mixed forests, which consist of grand and Douglas fir, western hemlock, western red cedar, and several deciduous species, as well as three species of pines. Then you climb more than 1,200 feet to reach the Camp Hughes Cabin. Past the cabin the route descends, following abandoned roadbeds back to lake level." Read more
"Spokane has a lot going for it these days, including a thriving outdoor recreation scene. And while most folks are familiar with the city’s namesake falls that plunge alongside a picturesque downtown waterfront, very few are aware of Liberty Lake Falls. From the trailhead, follow the signed path that joins up with a gravel road and passes through the campground to a gate. Continue hiking past the gate as the trail makes its way beyond the marshland at the south end of Liberty Lake. At the 0.8-mile mark take a moment to read the interpretive displays that disseminate information about the beaver dams easily seen from the trail. After 0.9 mile of total hiking, stay straight at a junction and continue along the path now paralleling a gurgling Liberty Creek. The trail climbs gently for the next 1.4 miles, crossing a set of footbridges before arriving at Cedar Grove." Read more
"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." Read more