Spokane, WA: Iller Creek-Tower Mountain Loop

Crest a 3,600-foot high point overlooking the Spokane Valley on this 5-mile loop in Iller Creek Conservation Area.
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Crest a 3,600-foot high point overlooking the Spokane Valley on this 5-mile loop in Iller Creek Conservation Area.

Located in the hills southeast of town, this five-mile loop climbs an undulating ridgeline to Big Rock, a 3,600-foot high point overlooking the Spokane Valley, and 3,612-foot Steptoe Butte, a grassy mound 38 miles to the south.
Info: Iller Creek Conservation Area

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.0

Waypoints

ILL001

Location: 47.6017, -117.281821

Hike south from the trailhead on E. Holman Road to begin the counterclockwise loop.

ILL002

Location: 47.603327, -117.283945

The route climbs southwest along the ridgeline.

ILL003

Location: 47.594718, -117.298622

After cresting the ridgetop, hike south.

ILL004

Location: 47.582345, -117.294245

The route curves to the southeast and descends to a saddle below Big Rock.

ILL005

Location: 47.579334, -117.285147

Big Rock

ILL006

Location: 47.579768, -117.279782

Descend north along the ridgeline.

ILL007

Location: 47.595471, -117.2768

Bear left off the ridge for the final stretch back to the trailhead.