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Palisades Park

Eastern Washington


Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
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7.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 2200 ft.


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The Palisades Conservation Area must have been what the Chamber of Commerce had in mind when it came up with the Spokane logo, “Near Nature, Near Perfect.” Visitors to this city park can both view wildlife and native plants in the foreground and peer out over the cityscape from the edge of the basalt cliffs.

In the northern distance, Mount Spokane stands prominently on the horizon, flanked by the peaks in the Selkirk Range.

The trail system includes a mixture of converted roadbed and single-track trail passing through seasonal wetlands and massive rock outcroppings. Stick to the upper loop trails along Rimrock Drive for an easy hike with little elevation change. Explore the entire trail system to find hidden gems like Indian Canyon Falls, best viewed during spring melt-off, and also worth a winter visit to watch local ice climbers ascending the frozen falls.


Palisades Park

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6672, -117.4876 Open map in new window


Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Spokane County Parks

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Eastern Washington (Rich Landers & Craig Romano -- Mountaineers Books)

USGS Spokane SW

Getting There

Drive .8 mile north on Government Way from the intersection with Sunset Boulevard. Turn left on Greenwood Road, bearing right at the intersection with Indian Canyon Road. At the top of the hill, find a trailhead kiosk and small parking area on the right, with additional parking available on the other side of Greenwood. No permit required.

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