Mt Kit Carson is one of the most popular hikes in Spokane State Park. A 3.5 mile hike with under 600' of elevation gain make it a great day hike for the family, kids, and dogs alike. You likely won't be alone on this trail, and for some that's comforting to know. Especially if you're new to the area or just getting into hiking the PNW.
Even with a small elevation change you'll get a spectacular view from the top. The summit of Mt Kit Carson one of the highest peaks in the entire Spokane State Park, second only to Mt Spokane. To the south you'll be able to see the neat squares of the farmer's fields of hay, wheat, and canola. To the west lies Chattaroy's farm fields broken up by chunks of forest. To the north you can't ignore the southern peaks of the Selkirk Mountain Range spilling into Mount Spokane's forested backside. Words don't do it justice, have a look.
The park and this trail is open year round. Depending on when you go you'll notice traffic of all kinds. Hikers, Mt Bikers, Horses, and even snowshoeing, and snowmobiles in the winter.
There are a few different trailheads that get you to the top, and even some junctions that lead on to make the trail longer if you're up for a challenge. There are plenty of signs in the state park to help you decide, or you can read trail reports and detailed information on WTA's site linked below.
No matter what level of hiker you are you'll be able to find a little adventure and views to remember here on Mt Kit Carson in Spokane State Park.