Please note Equestrian users: Equestrian use is seasonally prohibited (12/1 - 5/1) in Dishman Hills Conservation Area due to soft soil conditions and newer trails. Please use other suitable facilities such as Antoine Peak Conservation Area or Slavin Conservation Area.
Dishman Hills Conservation Area
Dishman Hills Conservation Area consists of 1,233 acres of County-owned, preserved open space. Together with Dishman Hills Conservancy-owned land and Department of Natural Resources property, over 1,600 acres of scenic, high quality habitat is available for passive recreation such as hiking and bird watching. While the DHCA currently consists of two separate areas in the Glenrose and Iller Creek areas, a long-term vision is emerging that could eventually connect the two areas and Dishman Hills Natural Area to create a large wilderness-like area within 5 miles of downtown Spokane.
The Glenrose Unit is a recent addition to the Spokane County Park system. In April of 2012, 267 acres were acquired with Conservation Futures funds adjacent to 160 acres of existing Department of Natural Resources (DNR) property.
Map: Glenrose Access Trail Map
Iller Creek / Stevens Creek Access
The Iller Creek Unit is one of the more popular conservation areas acquired through the Conservation Futures Program. Consisting of 966 acres of trails and habitat on the east flanks of Tower Mountain, this property includes granite monoliths popular with rock climbers, seasonal creeks, and views of Spokane Valley and the Palouse.
The Iller Creek Conservation Area hosts 163 species of invertebrates, 120 species of birds (see Audubon checklist for Iller), 15 mammals and 2 amphibians. Moose and black bear are frequently seen by visitors.
Map: Iller Creek - Stevens Creek Trail Map
Directions to Iller Creek Trailhead
Directions to Steven Creek Trailhead