Mica Mountain - TRAIL

Mica Mountain - Trail, Spokane, Washington

Anything your heart desires. From steep terrain to fireroads. Excellent up hill climb on main road or numerous logging roads. Steep downhill sections for those who know where to find them. Bring lots of water and enjoy getting lost in an area that not many know about--lesser known than Cannefield but even better than Beacon Hill.

User Reviews (13)

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Fonz120987   Cross Country Rider [May 20, 2009]

These trails are awesome. There's tails for all abilities except for hardcore downhill (go to Beacon Hill for that). Trails range from fun, tight singletracks, widetracks with lots of moderate jumps, to a beginner ride up to the cedar grove. A favorite is the falls trail - this is a very technical advanced level singletrack decent. With so many trails, it's easy to get lost. The best map around is at mtbtrax dot com.

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5
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4
Matty   Cross Country Rider [Apr 05, 2009]

This was my first time on this trail. It was well taken care of, and had a few sections that were still water logged. You could not go too much further than the first bridge over the creek due to the snow. Other than that, the trail seemed to be a great cross-country trail that is pet friendly.

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5
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4
mjrose381   Cross Country Rider [Apr 23, 2008]

Most trails are still covered in snow or deep mud (heavy runoff). Be good, and do the right thing by staying off the trails until they are dry and solid. We don't want to further wreck the trails - The way it looks now, we won't be able to make it to the Domes until July or August!!!

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5
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4
mjrose381   Cross Country Rider [Jun 27, 2007]

My thanks to JPNuts (see above trail review) - The directions listed are spot on. The ride itself is awesome...A brutal climb, but so worth the effort. Be prepared for at least an hour or more of intense clibing. Fantastic views, a screaming downhill, and options for a truly epic all day ride. Be sure to bring plenty of water and tools as you will be at least 10 miles from help if something goes wrong.

Customer Service

Start your ride at the "Climbing Wall" near the west boundary of the county park in Liberty Lake.

Similar Products Used: They are all connected, and generally start in the county park.
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5
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4
sly_foxx   Downhiller [Jan 31, 2007]

this is a very diverse trail system. steep ups and downs, water crossings, water falls, thin single track, fire roads, beautful views at the top. it is a all day trail if you choose to really explore.

Customer Service

we chose to go up the water fall side, very steep technical climbing, even hike a bike spots. the "easy" side makes for a very fast down, it was a blast. once you get up to the first summit with the warm up shack you can climb even higher if you are feeling brave. we went clear to the summit of mica peak. it made for a long killer descend! we plan to go up the easier side next summer and attempt a fun, technical downhill ride.

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5
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4
JP Nuts   Cross Country Rider [Jul 11, 2004]

This description keeps you on main trails allowing you to ride everything if you have the legs and lungs. 18 mile ride, 3720 feet elevation gain. great views from top.

Customer Service

Drive I-90 to Liberty Lake exit. Go east on Mission (or Appleway?) to Moliter rd., turn South. Turn left on Valley Way, between the golf courses. Continue on this winding road. Stay left at the intersections. Pass the road on the right going down to county park (a variation to be discussed later). Climb past a water tank on the right and take the next right heading to the ORV park. Drive past the ORV parking lot and short while later pull into the horse parking lot. Park here. Ride to Southeast corner of parking lot to find a single track heading downhill. Head down. Turn left at first intersection, and right at the second. Climb up a little hill and drop down again to the main double track which parallels Liberty Creek at 0.5 miles, turn left. (A right turn takes you into the campgrounds). Turn right (0.6) at first intersection, cross Liberty Creek on a bridge at 0.8 miles. Turn left at wooden wall and begin the leg burning climb. Stay on this well used wide trail, pass two right hand junctions, climbing over the water bars until at 1.9 miles an unsigned right fork appears; turn onto it. You have climbed about 800 feet so far. The climb backs off as the trail climbs and contours. At 2.9 this trail dumps out on a dirt road coming in from your right. Continue straight ahead to Y intersection just ahead. Go right and climb up to an old logging landing. Find the beat up trail heading up the hill from the landing. In about 1.1 miles intersect with a road coming in from your right. Go straight ahead. Continue on this washed out road, staying on the main trail, ignore the left hand turns. Keep at it until you break out in the open and there is the FAA radome enclosed in fence. You can turn around here or ride a little further South to see the views by turning right on the gravel road, and then left dropping down to another electronics installation. And do your gaping.Return back to the road you rode up on and ride downhill until you reach the previous landing 2.1 miles later. At the landing turn right on the beat up road that heads downhill continuing for 1.7 miles to a saddle at Round Mountain with several roads leading out from it. Take the left most road which goes over Kelly bumps and traverses Northwest over the Liberty Creek drainage. You are now riding on recent logging haul roads. Stay on this main road going over another set of Kelly bumps. At 1.5 miles find a sort of hidden wide trail dropping to your right. Hang on for the big water bars. Cross a creek and Kelly bumps and a smaller creek. Just pass this smaller creek follow the trail right to face the door of an outhouse. Turn right at the outhouse and left and drop onto an old road. Turn left and drop down into Liberty Creek 3.9 miles later. Stay straight at any intersections. Watch out for water bars and other trail users. The water bars you will find do more than divert water from trail. Soon you will pass the intersection where you turned right on your climb. The decent is sweeter than the climb out. Turn right at the wooden wall, cross Liberty Creek, and turn left onto main double track and continue till you find the trail on the right you rode down on. Take this, climb up back to the parking lot. Total ride 18.0 miles and 3750 elevation climbed. Variation: Drive into Liberty Lake Regional Park, pay the entrance fee, drive back to the campground. At the Southern end park at a gate. Go thru the gate and in just 150 yards find the trail on the left coming down the hill from the upper free parking lot. At the end of the ride drive to the swimming area for a cooling off swim.

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4
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5
Reggie   [Mar 24, 2000]

The best unknown mountain biking experience East of Whistler and South of Nelson and West of the spaceout in Butte. Enjoy this place but becareful because the technical sections sometimes end with a seven or eight foot rock drop sections. If you like speed this is also another place to get you dh bike up to 60+.

Customer Service

Backside of Mica Mountain. White gate entrance--becareful because this gate promptly closes at 7PM due to FAA regulations.

Similar Products Used: Beacon, Riverside, Cannefield, the Groves.
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5
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James "Madman" Carter   [Mar 28, 2000]

If you have a need for speed then this is the place for you. The main logging road gives you a 4500 ft decent to a base elevation of 1200 ft. You can easily attain speeds of 60 or possibly even 70 miles an hour on the main trail on a pure DH bike with Hayes Disks.
There are numerous bike trails throughout the area that most people don't even know about. Watch out for Deer, Black Bear, and Grouse.
Also a must hit is the terrain park at the midsection of logging road 34. The park is about a 1/4 mile long with some serious table tops built by dirtbikers. Its all downhill with a 7% to 10% grade.

This is the best combination of fireroad and trails in the North West.

Customer Service

Start at the Tower but park your car at the White Lockable Gate (Outside of the Park)

Similar Products Used: Minnehaha, Riverside, Highdrive, and Nelson!
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5
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Mike Hewlett   [Mar 29, 2000]

Dude this is the dopest trail in SpoCompton. Aint nutin better than doing some snow ridin in da winter and the steeps in da summer.

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5
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BRIAN   [Jul 26, 2000]

I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS IS A CHOICE PLACE TO RIDE.THE TRAIL SYSTEM IS VAST AND WOULD TAKE A LONG TIME TO CHECK OUT.THE TERRAIN WAS MOSTLY HARD PACK WITH A FEW ROCKY AREAS.THE CLIMBS WERE STEEP TO MODERATE AND THE SAME BACK DOWN.EVERYONE WILL LIKE THE VIEW FROM THE TOP YOU CAN SEE FOR A VERY LONG WAY.BRING LOTS OF WATER FOR THIS TRIP,YOUR HOUR BIKE RIDE TURNS INTO HALF A DAY. THERE IS JUST TO MANY TRAILS TO EXPLORE AT ONCE MAYBE AFTER 10 OR 15 RIDES I COULD CHECK THEM ALL OUT.BE IN FAIRLY GOOD SHAPE BEFORE TRYING THIS ONE IT MAKES YOU WORK.YES! I DID SURPRISE A BLACK BEAR WHEN COMING AROUND A CORNER,THANKFULLY IT WAS MORE AFRAID OF ME. 4 STARS! A GREAT WORK OUT AND GOOD VIEWS GO WITH THIS SEEMINGLY ENDLESS TRAIL SYSTEM.

Customer Service

I WOULD LIKE TO GET SOME DIRECTIONS FROM SOMEBODY AS TO WHERE I SHOULD START.WHEN I WAS UP THERE THE NO TRESPASSING SIGNS WERE EVERYWERE. I STARTED AT THE DEAD END ROAD UP FROM THE MICA PEAK GUN RANGE.

Similar Products Used: BEACON HILL SPOKANE,CANFIELD IDAHO,MT BALDY SPOKANE,
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