Date: May 21, 2017
Location: Antoine Peak Conservation Area, Spokane
Distance: 6.5 Miles
Elevation Gain: 1000 feet
The conservation area has a network of trails, and after reading WTA’s guides and Spokane County Park & Rec trail map, I set off from the East parking lot off Lincoln road. The trail is mostly smooth and wide (below), and climbs persistently (above looking back at homes and farms to the east).
After talking to a friendly mountain biker, I decided to take the southern flank of the necklace trail that circumnavigate the peak. The trail at this point, 3000 ft elevation, is simply a dirt road. The southern flank offers views of Spokane Valley until it intersects with the main route from the West side entrance. A final ascent to the peak ensued.
From the peak: looking Southwest to Spokane Valley above, North to Mt. Spokane
From the peak, I took the most direct route East back to the parking lot.