Date: July 16, 2016
Location: Liberty Lake, Spokane, WA
Distance: 8.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1500 feet
I hiked this trail about 10 years ago and found amount of effort demanded by this trail just did not match rewards it offered. My most recent trip did not alter my opinion about this popular trail.
Beaver Dam along the first miles
The trail continues uphill for another 0.5 mile to the Boy Scout shelter, then going downhill via largely nondescript horse trail back to complete the loop.