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This guide is rated difficult simply because of its elevation variation and total distance. It is a fun hike, takes you through several fauna zones of the mountain. All different type of trail surfaces, and overall tests your hiking abilities. Day Mountain peak is also one of the nicest places in Mt. Spokane State Park, a great place to stop for lunch.
Day Mountain and Mount Kit Carson Trail is a 12.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mead, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail. Mt. Spokane is a fee area, a Washington State Parks Discover Pass is required - $30 annual or $10 for single day use. The State Parks no longer receive any of your tax dollars, their operations are financed by fees. This includes just driving into the parks, for example to drive to the top of Mt. Spokane. There is a $99 fine for not having a Discover Pass. We can connect to carpool.