Spokane County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: July 21, 2005
Author: Ben Knorr
Mount Spokane is an easy, quick, and completely drivable highpoint (at least in summertime).
At the southern end of the top, there are various radio
communication facilities as well as a nice restroom area for visitors.
The main parking area is in the middle of the summit, which is a few feet lower than both
south and north summits. At first, I thought the south might be a contender for
highest point but then, after walking up to the BM in the rocks next to the
Vista House, it seemed that it was definitely the highest.
This area appears to be quite popular with Spokane area residents in the summertime.
I saw people parked at the top and along the road on the way up (hiking trails I presume).
Parking at the top requires a Washington State Parks parking pass.
There is a self-service station at the top to put in your $5.00.
From US-2 north of Spokane, turn east on WA2. Continue on WA2 for 19 miles,
following signs to Mount Spokane. At 19 miles, turn left at a junction (signed).
I forget the mileage here but I'm guessing it is nearly 4 miles from this
junction to the top.