Trail Planning Project

Mica Peak Conservation Area recently received grant funding for non-motorized recreation!

The project will produce a trail plan for the Mica Peak Conservation Area that will layout a sustainable, multiple-use trail system, establish recreation management policies, locate and design trail signage, create needed design plans, and obtain all necessary permitting to create a “shovel-ready” project.

Work is scheduled to be underway this year and you can help by submitting your trail data here:

Read the Project Snapshot from the WA State Recreation and Conservation Office.


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Trail Map and Trailhead Access

Spokane County Parks has published a trail map for the Mica Peak Conservation Area:

Official Trail Map for Mica Peak Conservation Area
Click image for full-size, printable PDF map

The trailhead is located at the end of Belmont Road, past the town of Mica. This county road is plowed and sanded in the winter. Gravel parking area has ample room for school buses, horse trailers and passenger vehicles. A port-o-pottie is also located on site.

Getting to the Belmont Road Trailhead:

  • From Spokane Valley head South on Pines Road / State Highway 27 and follow for 8.5 miles
  • Turn left (east) onto Belmont Road and follow for 4.1 miles to the road’s end.

Belmont Trailhead Location:

(click on the bubble for directions from your address)

Alternate Trailheads and Access:

Mica Peak can also be accessed from the East on user-trails leading from Liberty Lake Regional Park, as well as from the South via the locked Inland Empire Paper Company gate located at the base of the Radar Site Road/Starr Rd (permit required).

Radar Road Trailhead
Gated Radar Site Road Trailhead

Inland Empire Paper Co Property surrounding the summit of Mica Peak:

Mica Peak - IEPCO Property Map
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Weather on Mica Peak

Weather changes quickly in the mountains and Mica Peak is no exception. The summit (5205′) receives several feet of snow and holds a snowpack from late-November to May, depending on the year. The peak averages 40-60 inches of rainfall a year (source).

View the NWS forecast for 4377′ foot level: 7-day point forecast for Mica Peak

Current Conditions:

Trailhead (2800′) Weather Station

Summit (5205′) Weather Station

Spokane Area Radar:

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