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Dishman Hills Conservation Area - Glenrose

Eastern Washington

Location

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
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Length

5.48 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 1575 ft.
Highest Point: 2940 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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This section of Dishman Hills is a parcel that was owned by DNR and transferred to the Conservancy early in 2016.  Several key improvements have been made in the intervening years, making Glenrose an excellent option when you want to feel like you're getting away from it all, but you actually need to stay quite close to home.


The first update visitors will notice is the new trailhead at the dead-end of Thierman Road.  Opened in the fall of 2018, the paved parking lot also has a bathroom available.  The area is wired for electricity, and planned updates for 2019 include a security light and real-time webcam to check conditions.

Volunteers with the Spokane Mountaineers have worked in conjunction with the Dishman Hills Conservancy and Spokane County Parks to implement a few minor trail realignments that make a big difference.  The overall goal is to remove fall-line trail segments and improve drainage.  The effect is less slipping on overly steep, icy, &/or muddy sections.  Additional trail planning is scheduled to begin in 2019 as the Conservancy and Spokane County Parks works to connect Glenrose's trails to the newly acquired Flying L Ranch property, with its proposed Phillips Creek Trailhead coming to the Ponderosa neighborhood in the Spokane Valley.

Spokane County Parks has also installed new trail signage.  It is still a good idea to print out the map from the Dishman Hills Conservancy website before a visit. The Cliffs section of the trail passes through private property on a trail easement, so it's important for visitors to stay on the trail.  The Cliffs offers excellent views of the Spokane Valley, Mica Peak, and even north to Mount Spokane.  This is also the turn-around point and the farthest extent of the Conservation Area. 


Glenrose does not currently connect to the rest of the Dishman Hills trail system, so access is from the Glenrose area on the west side of the South Hill.

 

Dishman Hills Conservation Area - Glenrose

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6210, -117.3149 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Spokane County Parks with Dishman Hills Conservancy and Washington Department of Natural Resources

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Guidebooks & Maps

Dishman Hills Conservation Area — Glenrose Unit PDF Map: https://bit.ly/2FClaQo

Getting There

From I-90, take the Freya Street exit (#283B) and travel south on Thor to 29th. Turn east on 29th Ave. and continue to Glenrose Road. Turn south on Glenrose and continue to 37th Ave. Turn east on 37th and continue to Eastern Road. Turn south on Eastern, which winds east and becomes 44th Ave. Turn north on Thierman Road and proceed .5 miles to the new parking lot.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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