Big Rock by way of Iller Creek

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Trail

5.9 Miles 9.5 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

1,492' 455 m

Ascent

-1,489' -454 m

Descent

3,508' 1,069 m

High

2,393' 729 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (13°)

Unknown

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A quick up and down trail that offers fun and views.

Smith Nance

Overview

A great quick trail close to the Spokane area that can be ridden in either direction. There are numerous other trails that branch off and offer more riding and more views.

Need To Know

When riding down the creek where there is limited visibility, watch for hikers and other large mammals. This trail is popular with people, deer, and moose.

Description

The climb (over 1,000 ft.) is an excellent workout and there are many great places to stop and take in the scenery and take a break. Once on top of the ridge it gets fairly flat and shaded for about a quarter mile and then there are a few more short steeper climbs.

When you pass the old truck left in the woods on your right you know you are close to the Big Rock ridge that faces the south. once amongst the large monoliths take time to look around and to recover from the climb because the ride down has the potential to get your heart rate back up. It gets narrow and dark down by the creek so be careful if you are wearing sunglasses and watch your head on low trees.

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Oct 1, 2016
Erik Johnson
This morning's rain was perfect for tamping everything down. Hero hardpack with some low branches on the way up to big rock. 6.3mi
Aug 30, 2016
Tracey BT
Aug 18, 2016
Gin Wallace
5.4mi
May 12, 2016
Sean Sweeney
5mi — 0h 58m
Nov 8, 2015
Scott Atkison
Apr 19, 2015
Kelly Glenn
Apr 9, 2014
Eric Ashley
Spring hasn't hit Iller Creek just yet. But things are definitely starting to change. The trail is in good condition but there are a few mud sections.
Nov 1, 2013
Eric Ashley
Leaves covering the creek/gully area makes visibility and traction mildly more difficult. But still super fun. 4.9mi

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  3.6 from 11 votes

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we gotta do this. ride.. K.C. Jun 11, 2015


I love this loop. Make sure you go clockwise, the downhill is beautful and fun! Sep 30, 2015


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