First Day Hike - Mount Spokane Summit Snowshoe Hike

Guided by Park staff and volunteers from the Friends of Mt. Spokane, participants will snowshoe past the Bald Knob Picnic Shelter to the historic Vista House located at 5,833 feet – the highest point of Mt. Spokane. If weather permits, participants will have views of the Cabinet Mountains in Montana, Selkirk Crest in North Idaho, and nearby lakes.

Snacks will be provided at the trailhead. Participants can also purchase hot drinks and snacks at the Vista House. Maximum group size is 30. Please register through Eventbrite under the event name “First Day Hike- Mount Spokane Summit Snowshoe”. Daily Sno-Park Permit ($25) or Seasonal Sno-Park Permit ($50) is required and can be purchased at the Mount Spokane State Park office/kiosk or online at

Length of Hike:  3.5 miles roundtrip (1,360ft of elevation gain)

Is this Hike for Beginners? No

Degree of Difficulty: Strenuous

ADA Accessible? No

Stroller Accessible? No

Are leashed dogs allowed? No

Restrictions: No dogs allowed

Registration Required: Yes

Things to bring: Waterproof or water-resistant boots, snowshoes, gators or waterproof pants, trekking poles, sunglasses, sunscreen.

Cancellation Information: Lynn Makowsky / 509-890-3241 / or Rex Schultz / 509-570-3297 /


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Meet at the Lower Selkirk parking lot, also known as the snowmobile parking lot, about 3 miles past the park office on Mount Spokane Park Drive. Address for the park is 26107 N Mount Spokane Park Dr, Mead WA 99021