Mount Kit Carson

Spokane, Washington 99214

Mount Kit Carson

Mount Kit Carson Professional Review and Guide

"This 4.1-mile semi-loop day hike will lead you to a rocky summit on the western fringes of the Rocky Mountains only an hour’s drive from Spokane in Mount Spokane State Park."

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"Mount Spokane State Park covers 13,643 acres and is Washington’s largest state park. In the heart of the park is 5,282-foot-high Mount Kit Carson. While the hike to the summit is only moderately difficult, the view from the top is among the best in the park. Wildlife abounds here, but is often difficult to spot because of the dense vegetation. You will, however, almost undoubtedly see the tracks of deer and elk and possibly those of a moose.

Walk northwest from the parking area, up the Mount Spokane Summit Road for about 60 yards to the junction with the Mount Kit Carson Loop Road, which is the starting point of this hike."

Mount Kit Carson Reviews

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Really a nice hike if you continue to the top. Probably the toughest hike within 20 miles of Spokane as it has some nice elevation gain and a beautiful outlook. Gets confusing at times as the trail splits, we stayed to the left and had a great outlook once we got to the top. I wouldn't try and hike it until mid June because of possible snow. Definitely one of the, if not best hikes in the Spokane area.
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Trail was not the best way to get to the top. Trail #110 was a lot better

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,171 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Best from mid-July through mid-October
Mount Spokane State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Mt. Spokane
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Oct 2018