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Iller Creek & Rocks Of Sharon Loop

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Length

4.8 Miles 7.8 Kilometers


Elevation

1,250' 381 m

Ascent

-1,243' -379 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

3,575' 1,090 m

High

2,390' 728 m

Low

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All Clear 6 days ago

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A great hike with outstanding views!

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Overview [Suggest Changes]

This great loop features amazing views and takes you over varied, deeply-forested terrain.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Description [Suggest Changes]

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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May 12, 2018
Danika Rising
Apr 22, 2018
Christian M
5mi — 2h 30m
Apr 7, 2018
Tansy McClain
Mar 20, 2018
Kathy Janus
Glorious first day of spring. Mostly sunny and 53 degrees. The trail was rough w/snow mud ice. Should have brought sticks and cramp-ons. 5.2mi
Feb 10, 2018
Josh Zacharias
Jan 29, 2018
Angelique L
Trail is very icy. Bring yak tracks. Also very muddy on the way back down
Aug 25, 2017
Jessica Learned
Jul 2, 2017
Casey Pettitt
Wonderful hike! We started up on the west side of the trail which has much more shade. Pretty hot today but a little breeze was nice. 4.8mi

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  4.5 from 21 votes

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  4.5 from 21 votes
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#17

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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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