Mount Spokane State Park is in the process of implementing an Adopt-a-Trail program! Please contact the volunteer program by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help the park by adopting a trail! The process for trail adoption as it currently stands is that the group doing the adoption would be responsible for clearing downfall, brushing out the trail, working on trail tread or water drainage issues, and possibly picking up litter along the adopted trail (we ask that groups do not engage in larger projects without specific approval from the park manager; additionally, should an adopting group encounter a trail issue that is too large or beyond the groups’ ability to tackle, that project will become the responsibility of the park—just let us know what was found). We request that groups visit their adopted trail at least three times per year, although a group may choose to volunteer more frequently. Specific dates and times for trail work are up to the group, although we do require that a leader for the group submit a volunteer timesheet and send a brief trail report following each volunteer session (it is helpful for the park to know the number of volunteer hours each group provides). This information can be sent via email to the address at the top of this page, or a print copy can be placed in one of the pay station kiosks should the park office be closed at the time your group completes volunteer work.
Here are our recently adopted trails:
- Anonymous: Adoption of the Cook’s Cabin/Upper Mount Kit Carson trailhead for litter pick-up and noxious weed eradication.
- The Bennett family adopted trail 100
- Evergreen East (formerly Fat Tire Trail Riders) adopted trail 140
- The Inland Empire Chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington adopted trail 130 between Bald Knob and the CCC cabin, and the Day Mountain portion of trail 130
- The LaChapelle Family adopted trail 104
- Rhoads Family and Friends adopted the trail 121/122 Loop
- The Sasquatch Pioneers of the Free World adopted trail 110
- The Spokane Mountaineers adopted trail 130 (except for portions adopted by the Backcountry Horsemen) and trail 160
- The Spokane Nordic Ski Education Foundation maintains the Mount Spokane Nordic trail system year-round
- Tree Huggers Deluxe adopted trail 131
Trails & trailheads up for adoption:
- Trail 103
- Trail 120
- Trail 132
- Trail 183
- The Day Mountain Road
- The entrance trailhead (for litter pickup and noxious weed eradication).
- The Lower Mt. Kit Carson trailhead (for litter pickup and noxious weed eradication).
- The Selkirk Lodge trailhead (for litter pickup and noxious weed eradication during the summer season).
- The summit trailhead (for litter pickup and noxious weed eradication).
- The CCC Heritage area (for litter pickup and noxious weed eradication).