BREAKING NEWS: User's Guide Book Release

The first comprehensive guide to Mt. Spokane State Park is now available!

Ten years in the making and published locally by Gray Dog Press, this 150 page volume covers everything you need to know about what to do, where to go, and how to make sure you are following all the rules in this 13,200 acre natural playground in Spokane’s backyard.
It contains the most accurate and up-to-date GIS based color relief maps available for all the trails and roads, including those used for Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, and snowmobiling.

Fifteen trail routes are mapped and described in detail with elevation profiles and numerous photos. Proposed trails and projects are also described, so you will know what changes to expect in the near future. You’ll also find a complete checklist for birds and butterflies found in the park, including 32 color photos of those most commonly seen.

There is a summary of the early history and a more thorough accounting of the last 20 years of park planning, including a review of the land classification and master plan jointly developed by the local Advisory Committee and Parks Commission staff.

Written by the Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park president, Cris Currie, the book represents the culmination of the Mt. Spokane Friends Group/Advisory Committee activities since 1995.

After April 3, 2015, the book will gradually become available all over the Pacific Northwest, but if purchased at the Mt. Spokane or Riverside park offices, Mountain Gear, Fitness Fanatics, or Bear Creek Lodge, a full 60% of the $14.95 cover price will be returned to the non-profit Friends Group to help further its work in the park. A better deal is hard to find!

Maps, Guides, Brochures & Links

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NEW! Mountain Bike Brochure for Mt Spokane- PDF file
Birds of Mt Spokane - PDF file
Mt. Spokane State Park Trail Guide - PDF file
State Park Land Classification Map - PDF file
Mt Spokane Complete Park Relief Map - pdf

Topographic Maps
Core Trails Topographic Map - PDF file
West Side of State Park- PDF file
Southeast Side of State Park - PDF file
Nordic Trails Topo Map - jpeg file
Snowmobile Trail System - PDF file
Snowshoeing Trail System - PDF file

Nordic Ski Education Foundation
Spokane Nordic Ski Education Foundation - Facebook site

Snowshoe Trail Guide - PDF file
Snowshoe Route - Bald Knob to Summit Route - JPG file
Mount Spokane Snowshoe Group on Facebook

Snowmobile Corridor Summit Access - JPG file
Snowmobile Trail System - PDF file
Snowmobile Brochure - PDF file

Skiing and Snowboarding
Mt Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park

Support The Friends of Mount Spokane State Park

Visit the Volunteer Page for more details about volunteering at the State Park.
If you want to join or donate by check go to the Join Us page.

A donation to The Friends of Mount Spokane State Park is tax deductible and helps us enhance the programs and services of Mt Spokane State Park. Select the Donate button below to process a donation! Thank you!!!

About The Friends of Mount Spokane State Park

We are blessed to have a mountain in the backyard of our urban sprawl. Visit Mt. Spokane and see all the beauty and adventure altitude brings. (Visit Photo Album)

The Friends of Mt. Spokane State Park was formed in 1995 as a means for coordinating volunteer involvement in the Park and as a vehicle for raising funds to support Park projects. It became a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization in 1996. It is governed by a 15 member, broadly based, volunteer board of directors which meets several times a year. Meetings are open to all and offer an opportunity to present and discuss issues affecting Park management, use, and protection with Park staff and volunteers.

The Mt. Spokane State Park Advisory Committee was formed just prior to the Friends Group in 1995 with members chosen by the Director of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The mission for that group was to assist in the creation of a consensus based master plan for the Park. Since that objective was achieved, the Committee was formally dissolved in 2013.

We encourage you to support The Friends of Mt Spokane State Park by making a donation or becoming a volunteer. The work of the Friends Group is chronicled in the annual newsletter known as the Moose Call. If you are interested in receiving more information about the group, contact Cris Currie, President, at

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Moose Call 2015 - PDF File

Moose Call 2014 - PDF File
Moose Call 2013 - PDF File
Moose Call 2012 - PDF File
Moose Call 2011 - PDF File
Moose Call 2010 - PDF File
Moose Call 2009 - PDF File
Moose Call 2008 - PDF File
Moose Call 2007 - PDF File
Moose Call 2006 - PDF File
Moose Call 2005 - PDF File
Moose Call 2003 - PDF File
Moose Call 2002 - PDF File
Moose Call 2001 - PDF File
Moose Call 2000 - PDF File
Moose Call 1999 - PDF File
Moose Call 1998 - PDF File
Moose Call 1997 - PDF File

Quartz Mountain Lookout in the Summer


If you want to spend a night in the Quartz Mt Lookout this summer, call Central Reservations at 1-888-226-7688. Reservation are accepted up to 9 months in advance of a booking.
For more information go to: Quartz Mountain Fire Lookout