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Mica Peak Conservation Area
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Mica Peak Conservation Area is a 1,794-acre mountainous, wilderness-like natural area on the west slopes of Mica Peak (elevation 5,200’). Acquired in 2013 (with an 884-acre addition in 2018) through Spokane County's Conservation Futures Program, this County-owned conservation area ranges in elevation from 2,800’ to 5,100’, 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.
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.
- Mountain biking
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife viewing
- Cross country skiing