Beacon Hill

Driving Distance: 10min (4mi)

Directions

Trail Distance:  varies

Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

Difficulty (1-5): 2

Permit(s) Required: None

Description: Beacon Hill boasts a plethora of trails and routes covering this small mountain sitting on the eastern edge of Spokane. There are a few jeep trails mainly along the power line route headed to the NE, but the trails here are mostly singletrack.  Explore to your heart’s desire, there is no consistent signage although some of the locals have attempted to color-code some routes with ribbon, paint, etc. This area has a few technical routes but it mostly long, fast runs through the forest.

Guide Review: This is a great place to come if you’re looking for an easy escape. I love it because its only a few miles from campus and has a lot of different trails so its easy to mix things up. All of the trails are awesome, but if you take one that goes up to the top you will get an awesome view of Spokane and Spokane Valley. Overall if your looking for a place to do some cross country, downhill, or even dirt jumping, Beacon is a great place to go.

Gear List:

  • Waterbottle (bring lots, in the summer this is can be dry and hot)
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Rain Jacket (October-May)
  • Patch Kit
  • Travel pump

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