Mica Peak Trail Plan & Development

Update 9/19/18: Spine trail portion of the project is 95% completed. WTA is making progress on Phase 1 of their trail section and Evergreen has initiative work on the direction flow trail. Construction will continue through this fall, weather permitting.

The development of the Mica Peak Trail Plan was made possible through a NOVA grant from the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) and matching Conservation Futures M&O funds. Throughout 2016, Spokane County worked with Alta Planning & Design  and various stakeholders to develop a non-motorized recreational trail plan for the 911-acre Mica Peak Conservation Area. The trail plan involved numerous public meetings, volunteer mapping days and stakeholder interviews throughout 2016. The outcome of this effort was the creation of a blue print for Mica Peak that includes renovation of existing trail, development of new trail, restoration of habitat and the installation of four season trail signage.

Currently, this project is in the trail development phase, which includes volunteer trail work by Washington Trails Association and Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance. When completed, the trail system will include over 14 miles of multiple use trails, include the County's first ever "flow trail," a directional mountain bike trail. Trails will be marked with trail signs as well as winter trail signs (blue diamonds).

Critical partners in the project included: Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance, Washington Trails Association, the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, Spokane Nordic, Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Project Timeline: Planning Phase - Completed. Development Phase - June 1, 2018 - October 30, 2020.

Project Funding:
  • Conservation Futures M&O - $10,000
  • Force Account Labor - $14,000 (Value)
  • Volunteer In-kind Labor - $50,000 (Value)
  • NOVA-Non-Motorized Development Grant - $106,000

Project Documents



Mica Peak Trail Development Grant Presentation
Mica Peak Trail Plan (Full Document)
Mica Peak Trail Plan Graphic
Mica Peak Decommissioning Plan