Rock Creek/Escure Ranch
Spokane District | WA
Season Dates: 1/1 - 12/31
This area lies within the scenic Rock Creek drainage in the Palouse Tract of the Channeled Scablands, formed approximately 12,000 years ago by the massive Glacial Lake Missoula floods. Here you will find 30 miles of non-motorized trails. Rock Creek is increasingly popular for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, trout fishing, and hunting. Visitors can also explore the historic Escure Ranch, operated for sheep and cattle from the 1930s - 80s. The recreation site is open year-round, with no fees charged. Use of facilities is first-come, first-served, including for six graveled parking slots in an equestrian/trailer camping area, and two 16 x 16 stock corrals with stream-fed water trough. Potable water is not available at this site. The three-mile road from the recreation site to Towell Falls is open seasonally (typically April to mid-June) to vehicle traffic.
From Spokane, take Interstate 90 west to Sprague, exit 245. Turn left at the stop sign onto Highway 23, traveling south for 12.2 miles to Davis Rd. Turn right onto Davis Rd., at 4 miles there is a "Y", stay to the right continuing south for 3 miles to Jordan Knott Rd. Turn left onto Jordan Knott Rd. and travel for 2.1 miles to the Rock Creek BLM public land access. Follow the BLM access road until it ends, about 2 miles. A parking area is available near Rock Creek.