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Iller Creek & Rocks Of Sharon Loop

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  4.6 ( 31 ) Favorite

Trail

4.8 mile 7.8 kilometer loop
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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Aug 17, 2019
Jan Barnett
Aug 9, 2019
Chris Pawlowski
5.4mi — 2h 55m
Jul 28, 2019
Jan Barnett
Jun 23, 2019
Kris S
7.8mi — 2h 14m
Jun 10, 2019
Samantha Scott
3.4mi — 1h 33m
Jun 6, 2019
Miriam Nokes
6.9mi — 2h 30m
May 6, 2019
Samantha Scott
2h 02m
Apr 30, 2019
Jennifer Wilkerson

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  4.6 from 31 votes

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Great views can be had from the Iller Creek & Rocks of Sharon Trail.
Dec 28, 2015 near Dishman, WA
A great glimpse of the Rocks of Sharon.
Nov 2, 2015 near Dishman, WA
Lush creek/gully area. Stays cooler in the heat.
Nov 4, 2015 near Dishman, WA
Just keep truckin' along. A nice trailside attraction!
Nov 2, 2015 near Dishman, WA
Beautiful view of the Palouse Valley from the Rocks Of Sharon Viewpoint!
Nov 2, 2015 near Dishman, WA
A view down to the Valley!
Nov 2, 2015 near Dishman, WA

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