Big Rock trail - Dishman Hills Natural Area
Spokane County - Dishman Hills Natural Area
This work party starts at 8:30AM
Sun, May 05, 2013
- Big Rock - Dishman Hills Natural Area Association
Eastern Washington - Spokane Area. Join us for a day of trail building and maintenance within the Big Rock section of the Dishman Hills Natural Area. We have been working in this area for a couple of years to help develop a sustainable trail system on the south side of the property in order to better access the Big Rock area. The trail will replace some steeply eroded trail that presently exists. The new trail will provide a much more enjoyable hiking experience.
The iconic Big Rock property located at the south end of the Dishman Hills. The Big Rock property is characterized by several large granitic rocks rising up from the ridgline, a rich ecosystem and prime wildlife habitat. From the rocks one has views south over the Palouse to Steptoe Butte and north over the Spokane Valley and Mt. Spokane. Big Rock is a gigantic rock extending 230’ from the ground surface that is visible for several miles.
From I-90 Spokane Valley: * Take Argonne Road exit, #287 * Drive south on Argonne Rd * Continue past Sprague Avenue onto Dishman-Mica Road, follow for 7.3 miles to the intersection with SR-27 * Turn right on SR-27 and go south for 2.7 miles * Turn right onto the Palouse Highway and follow 4.9 miles to the intersection with Stevens Creek Road. Turn right on Stevens Creek Road and follow 2.4 miles to the new parking area on the left. * Alternative is to take exit #289 and follow SR-27 7.9 miles south to the Palouse Highway, turn right and follow the 4.9 miles to Stevens Creek Road. Turn right on Stevens Creek Road and follow 2.4 miles to the new parking area on the left. I-90 Spokane: From the Thor/Freya exit #283B follow Thor Street south for about .5 miles to where there is a slight S curve to the right onto Ray Place and continue to follow south for 1.8 miles. Turn right on 37th Ave for .3 miles and then left on Regal Street. Follow Regal for .7 miles and turn left on the Palouse Highway. Follow for 6.6 miles to the intersection with Stevens Creek Road. Turn left on Stevens Creek Road and follow 2.4 miles to the new parking area on the left.
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GPS coordinates are only approximate, please always use the written driving directions when trying to find a trail head
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