The Iller Creek Unit of Dishman Hills Conservation Area consists of 966.62 acres of County-owned, preserved open space. Together with Dishman Hills Conservancy-owned land property, over 1,159 acres of scenic, high quality habitat is available
for passive recreation such as hiking and bird watching at this unit. 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 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 the Birds of Iller Creek Checklist (PDF)
), 15 mammals and 2 amphibians. Moose and black bear are frequently seen by visitors.
Directions | Webcams
Iller Creek Trailhead (Click here) | Click here to view webcam
Stevens Creek Trailhead (Click here) | Click here to view webcam
None at this time.
- Bird-watching (please see the Audubon Society's Palouse to Pines Loop for more info)
- Cross-country skiing
- Mountain biking
- Nature trails
- Snow Shoeing
- Wildlife observation
- Please note: Equestrian use isn't recommended in the Glenrose Unit due to area soils, heavy trail use, and both trailheads not being designed to accommodate trailers due to physical constraints.
- Dogs can be disruptive to wildlife and must be kept on a leash at all times while in the conservation area.
- Hunting and/or shooting are not permitted at any time in the conservation area.
- Motorized vehicles are not permitted in the conservation area.
- No campfires are permitted in the conservation area.