With Spokane-area mountain biking increasing in popularity, Evergreen East and Washington State Parks partnered on Mt. Spokane to extend the 290 Trail to the top of the mountain, maximizing user experience while minimizing the potential for user conflict.
Given the increased recreation on this multi-use trail system, part of Evergreen East’s approach aimed to spread mountain bikers to the outer boundaries of the park, offering more secluded trail with increased sightlines. This design doesn’t just create additional mileage and preserve the natural feel; it also allows users to explore an entirely new aspect of Mt. Spokane.
Evergreen East crews wrapped up the lower portion of 290 in early spring 2017, and are planning to complete Upper 290 in spring of 2021.