Spokane: Devils Eye Route

This short but challenging hike climbs 1,300 ft. to shallow caves, a delicate natural bridge, and spectacular view of the Snake River. Good route-finding skills required.
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This short but challenging hike climbs 1,300 ft. to shallow caves, a delicate natural bridge, and spectacular view of the Snake River. Good route-finding skills required.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 4.1

Waypoints

DER001

Location: 46.5759468078613, -117.288703918457

Cross road and RR tracks; go through gate and up jeep track

DER002

Location: 46.5771369934082, -117.288818359375

Stay R @ Y; land leased by rancher

DER003

Location: 46.5793495178223, -117.282432556152

Pass through second gate; cross creek ahead then traverse up Yakawawa Canyon

DER004

Location: 46.5807991027832, -117.273902893066

Devils Eye towers above trail; climb loose scree 900 ft. off-trail

DER005

Location: 46.5839347839356, -117.272300720215

Game trail runs along base of cliff; bear R to sunny picnic spot backed by the cliff

DER006

Location: 46.5842819213867, -117.269493103027

Climb steep gulley clifftop; turn L on faint trail

DER007

Location: 46.5844306945801, -117.271705627441

Best view of the natural basalt bridge of Devils Eye; backtrack

DER008

Location: 46.5842475891113, -117.268737792969

Trek past deep gulley to the end of cliff then safely descend

DER009

Location: 46.5812492370606, -117.269546508789

Steep bushwhack S to river; careful of loose rock

DER010

Location: 46.5795631408691, -117.271667480469

Follow riverside W to trail; retrace back to car