Hike of the Month: Trentwood Trailhead, Etter Ranch

Antoine Peak Conservation Area, Spokane Valley

With a grand opening held in late November 2021, the Trentwood Trailhead at Etter Ranch provides a third access point to the Antoine Peak Conservation Area trail system.

From the new parking lot, follow the wide connector trail through the former farm field to the connection with Arrow Leaf Trail, a windy singletrack trail built by volunteers from Washington Trails Association and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance – Eastern Washington Chapter over the course of the past year. The trail climbs 2.4 miles to where it joins the main Antoine Peak trail system at the Emerald Necklace.

Continue on the Emerald Necklace to extend the hike, or retrace your steps to the junction of Lost Apple Trail to return to the start. With peek-a-boo views to the east and sweeping views to the southwest, this trail is fantastic for morning and evening hikes. Be sure to watch for the ever-present deer and turkey populations along the way.

This hike can be considered easy to moderate, and is 4.9 miles round trip with 880′ elevation gain. The Trentwood Trailhead is just east of the junction of Wellesley and Flora Roads at 17711 E. Wellesley in Spokane Valley.

Trail Etiquette: Remember that all Spokane County Park Trails should be considered closed during freeze/thaw events that lead to muddy conditions. If you are leaving depressions greater than 1″, it’s too muddy to be on the trails.

Liberty Lake at sunrise from the Arrow Leaf Trail at Etter Ranch. // Photo: Holly Weiler
Antoine Peak Conservation Area: View of Liberty Lake at sunrise from the Arrow Leaf Trail at Etter Ranch. // Photo: Holly Weiler

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