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Big Rock by way of Iller Creek

Intermediate

Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer loop
50% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,492' 455 m
Descent: -1,489' -454 m
High: 3,508' 1,069 m
Low: 2,393' 729 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Smith Nance

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

Smith Nance

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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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Aug 20, 2019
Ja Lien
Descent is fast, probably best to go at non-peak times to limit conflicts with hikers
Aug 2, 2019
Michael Shermer
Jun 20, 2019
Philip Kerr
Great ride. I followed the loop, expected did it backwards on accident. It's a pretty tough climb if you decide to go to the right from the trailhe… 5.9mi
Jun 14, 2019
Jim Adams
5.9mi
May 29, 2019
Taylor Crowther
6h 00m
Apr 20, 2019
Elaine I.
Oct 17, 2018
Martin J
Oct 10, 2018
Gabe Skids

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  3.9 from 20 votes

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#26

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#1,357

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Photos

Riders passing beneath rock climbers during an Evergreen East group ride.
Apr 23, 2015 near Dishman, WA
Enjoy awesome views from the Rocks of Sharon.
Apr 5, 2017 near Dishman, WA
Evergreen East group ride at Iller creek.
Apr 23, 2015 near Dishman, WA
Early Spring ride through the "chute" on Iller Creek.
Apr 10, 2014 near Dishman, WA
Lush creek/gully area. Stays cooler in the heat and fantastically fun to ride.
Nov 5, 2013 near Dishman, WA
The biggest of the big rocks, notice the climber in the center of the shot.
Jun 11, 2013 near Dishman, WA

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