Mount Spokane State Park

You could hike for days and not see the same view twice at Mount Spokane State Park.

One of Washington’s largest state parks, Mount Spokane has 100 miles of trails in the richly forested Selkirk Mountains. The summits of Kit Carson, Day Mountain and Mount Spokane are waiting to be conquered. The charming, historic Vista House atop Mount Spokane and the Quartz Mountain fire lookout provide stunning views of the Spokane Valley, the north Idaho panhandle and Canada. In early summer, hikers stroll among bear grass, lupine and other wildflowers, through Ponderosa pine and subalpine meadows. By late summer, the meadow grasses turn amber, huckleberries ripen and the fireweed is blooming.  

More than 90 miles of trail also are open to mountain bikers and equestrians, so feel free to take a good long ride. Just watch out for giant moose known to amble across the trail or road.

Winter is the sparkly season at Mount Spokane State Park. Ice-encrusted trees stand out against crisp blue skies, while bundled skiers and snowshoers glide across blankets of white. Feeling the need for speed? Don your warm, windproof gear, and gas up your snowmobile; Mount Spokane has enough snow for both human-powered and motorized winter fun.  

When you tire of energy bars, electrolytes and other hiking food, you can get a good meal in the bustling hub of Spokane. Mount Spokane has eight first-come-first-served campsites and the Quartz Mountain fire lookout, but more camping is available at Riverside State Park only 35 miles away.

Park features


Mount Spokane State Park is a 13,919-acre camping park in the Selkirk Mountains with 100 miles of trails and panoramic views from the summit of 5,883-foot Mount Spokane. In winter, the park receives 300 inches of snow.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page. 

Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and Sno-Park permit (Nov. 1-April 1).

  1. Activities
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps
ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Campground
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park has one kitchen shelter without electricity. Call the park office at 509-238-4258 for reservations.

Activities
Trails
  • 90 miles of bike trails
  • 100 miles of hiking trails
  • 100 miles of horse trails
Winter Activities & Features
  • Cross-country Skiing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
 
  • The park features 50 kilometers of Nordic ski trails through widely varying terrain for both classic and skate skiing when there is snow. The Nordic trails are professionally groomed five days a week (weather permitting). For a daily grooming report call 509-238-4025.
  • The park has extensive ski areas and groomed trails for snowmobiling.
  • Alpine night-skiing is permissible on all trails, though the Nordic trails are unlit.
  • There are five chair lifts and a 2,000-foot skiing hill. Call the lodge at 509-238-2220 for more information.
  • For a daily snow report call 509-238-4025.
  • Groomed snowmobile trails are open until 10 p.m.
Other Activities & Features  
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Wildlife viewing