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Mica Peak Conservation Area

Admission Fee

Free

Documents

Mica Peak Conservation Area Trail Map (PDF)

Other Link Conservation Futures Homepage

Features

  1. Parking
  2. Restrooms
  3. Trails
Mica Peak Conservation Area is a 911-acre mountainous, wilderness-like natural area on the west slopes of Mica Peak (elevation 5,200’). Acquired in 2013 through Spokane County's Conservation Futures Program, this new county-owned conservation area ranges in elevation from 2,800’ to 4,800’, thereby hosting a variety plant communities from sub-alpine to open Ponderosa pine forest, to aspen and birch groves that turn gold in the fall. Views overlooking Spokane Valley, the Palouse, and beyond can be taken in throughout the property.

Trailhead Parking - Belmont Road Access
This Mica Peak Trailhead Parking area is now open to the public. Completed in August of 2015 using a donation from the seller of the Mica Peak C.A. property, the parking lot has capacity for trucks/horse trailers as well as passenger cars.

Trail Planning Project Coming in 2016

In 2014, Spokane County Parks applied for grant funding from the Non-Highway Off-Road Vehicle Account (NOVA) - Non-Motorized Category that's funded through a portion of the gas tax, and administered by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). The project has received funding to create a user-based trail plan for Mica Peak Conservation Area. Work is scheduled to be underway in 2016. If you would like to participate in this project, please contact Paul Knowles.

Directions From I-90, East Bound

  • Take Exit 289 - Pines Road / State Highway 27
  • Turn South onto Pines Road / State Highway 27 and follow for 8.5 miles
  • Turn left (east) onto Belmont Road and follow for 4.1 miles to the road's end.
Permitted Uses
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing