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Dogs must be kept on Leash. It's the Law!

Rimrock Conservation Area

Description

This eight-acre addition to Palisades Park maintains a wildlife corridor to Indian Canyon, provides viewsheds of Spokane north to Mount Spokane and east across the valley, and contains seasonal wetlands used as a water source by large animals including moose and deer.

The Palisades neighborhood is actively involved in maintenance and clean-ups of the Rimrock area.

Permitted Uses

  • Wildlife habitat
  • Nature trails
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Bird-watching
  • Equestrian trails
  • Cross-country skiing

Rules

  • Dogs can be disruptive to wildlife and must be kept on a leash at all times while in the conservation area.
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted in the conservation area.
  • Hunting and/or shooting are not permitted at any time in the conservation area.
  • No campfires are permitted in the conservation area. 

Location 

From I-90:

  • Exit at Maple Street, #279
  • Drive north to Second Avenue, then turn left 
  • Drive west on Second Avenue/Sunset Blvd. for approximately 1 mile 
  • Turn right (north) on Government Way for 1 mile
  • Turn left (west) on Greenwood Rd. for 1 mile 
  • Rimrock Conservation Area is located at the intersection of Greenwood Rd with Rimrock Rd, in the northwest corner 

Note: There is limited parking available; a narrow dirt road angles northwest from the intersection.

Click here for a locator and site map of the Rimrock Conservation Area (1.43 MB pdf) Full size print-out is 11 x 17, but can be scaled to 8.5 x 11.

Features

Special attractions at the Rimrock Conservation Area include:

  • Scenic views overlooking Spokane, Spokane Valley, Indian Canyon, and Mount Spokane;
  • Extends the wildlife corridor from Palisades Park and Indian Canyon Park
  • Active neighborhood organization volunteering time and effort for the maintenance of the property

Wildlife

Wildlife content will be updated as information is made available.