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blue Iller Creek & Rocks Of Sharon Loop

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Trail

4.8 mile 7.8 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,250' 381 m
Descent: -1,243' -379 m
High: 3,575' 1,090 m
Low: 2,390' 728 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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A great hike with outstanding views!

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Overview

This great loop features amazing views and takes you over varied, deeply-forested terrain.

Description

Head past the gate and porta potty and stay right onto the trail. This will start near a small creek. Soon, you'll be traveling through a lush forest with trees all around you. There aren't many views on the way up, but the forest you are hiking through will gather most of your attention.

You'll pass a trail junction for Upper Valley Junction, follow signs to "Stevens Creek Trail" until you get to the rocks of Sharon. On your way to the rocks of Sharon, you'll catch your first glimpse of the valley that separates you from your return trail. Once you get to the rocks of Sharon, stay left at all trail junctions: the first one is unmarked. At the second, follow signage to the "Rocks Of Sharon Viewpoint."

From here, it is all downhill. You'll follow the well-maintained trail. The only junction is the crossover is the one from Upper Valley Junction. Continue down through the varied landscape. This will be much more opened from you climb offering great views of Spokane Valley.

You'll get back to the porta potty and trailhead.

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Sep 3, 2018
Patrick McCurdy
4.9mi
Aug 18, 2018
Beau Paisley
Jul 19, 2018
Pietrina Coe
Slow incline all the way up and there is little shade. 4.8mi
Jul 15, 2018
Paul M
Jul 2, 2018
Ashley Tooke-Robinson
4.8mi
Jul 2, 2018
Pietrina Coe
4.8mi
May 12, 2018
Danika Rising
Apr 22, 2018
Christian M
5mi — 2h 30m

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  4.5 from 25 votes

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  4.5 from 25 votes
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in Washington

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Rebekkah Peone
Spokane
Rebekkah Peone   Spokane
We hiked Iller Creek for the first time yesterday and had a blast! Looking forward to doing it again. Wondering if people snow shoe in this area in the winter. We'll check it out when the snow hits the ground. Sep 3, 2017

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