Day Mountain Loop Trail- Mount Spokane State Park Professional Review and Guide
"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."