hiking
27 days ago

This was a really nice hike with a good variety in incline and landscape. The first part of the trail is along the river and we came across a huge field of wild yellow irises! Great photo opportunity. There's a tiny little bit of climbing over some rocks in the beginning but otherwise it's a clear trail which eventually meets a road you have to cross. Signage is clear and the trail is easy to follow. Around the third mile you start making your way up the hill for a beautiful view of Spokane river. There's a nice stop with rocks where you can sit and take in the view, but if you keep going a little further and venture off the trail just a bit (you'll reach the highest peak - go left off the trail) you'll get an even better view. But WATCH out for mosquitoes. We did this in the afternoon arriving at 2 pm. A couple hours in, the mosquitoes came out at full force. My lucky husband was fine but I'm basically mosquito food and I'm miserable today with over two dozen bites! They were really bad here. Will come back and do this in the morning...with bug spray. We only ran into one other couple the entire 7 mile hike! It was nice and quiet.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely don’t forget your bug spray, even once you head up onto Knothead Valley trail, bugs everywhere. But this is such a beautiful trail. Love these views and the birds.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Steady inclines, good workout. Beautiful views! Climb the hill and walk along the river. Toasty out today!

Bird watchers paradise

Great place to watch birds and breath fresh air

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. There is one spot where the map tells you to go through private property. If you follow the trail signs it brings you back around.

Remember, no dogs!

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained single track with lots of wildlife and a beautiful sunset view from the top.

Great spring hike- saw white tail deer and lots of turkeys.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for beginners like me! Clean and fresh air. No dog poop.

I did 8.18 miles today, did the loop and then a little more, I love this trail, saw so many deer & turkeys !!

It's a good little trail. We saw eagles, hawks, ducks and geese. There is a log across the trail but it wasn't hard to cross.

hiking
4 months ago

Well kept trail. Pretty basic hike

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was awesome, a very good workout going up, but doable. The view from the top is vast and has a gorgeous lookout over the winding Spokane river.

Love this hike try to do it once a year. great view at the top. Have seen birds, including turkeys, water mammals, butterflys and wildflowers.

Nice trail when not flooding season, relatively easy walking trail, beats a sidewalk in the city.

Long but worth it. A lot of this is uphill with beautiful views.

hiking
7 months ago

Really lovely walk.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. plan on having lunch at the top where there is a panoramic view of Spokane River.

hiking
10 months ago

This hike is the lesser known opposite end of the Little Spokane River trail that extends southeast from the Indian Painted Rocks parking lot past St. George's School. The elevation changes quite a bit on the far east of this route near Waikiki Road. The western half is more mellow and slightly more scenic. There are not any amazing viewpoints, but it is a pleasant and moderately challenging hike nonetheless.

Great 2.5 hr loop near town will be back

hiking
10 months ago

Nice easy trail

No dogs allowed

hiking
10 months ago

Parking lot was packed so I figured trail would be high traffic. Turns out everyone goes there to kayak, the trail was completely empty. Plenty of shade, quiet, and an awesome view.

if you want an easy hike, just do the painted rock trail. knothead summit is climb, be prepared. well worth the trek up.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail is one of those that doesn't really blow you away, but it is simple and pleasant enough that you wish you lived right by it and could walk it every day just to clear your head. It is one of the closest hikes to where I live, so it is definitely an easy fall-back if I don't feel like making other plans. That's basically what happened today. I had already done the full Knothead Loop before, so this section of it was nothing new. It was getting too late in the day to go anywhere else, so I decided to get at least a little hiking in, and this spot won out as a repeat.

hiking
11 months ago

this was a good place to go hike the trails for beginners and families. there was beautiful views and was very peaceful. there was also friendly people along the way. but not everyone that goes there follows the rules,such as no dogs. cause there was dogs on trail along with going in the water.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Make sure to bring water if you intend to do the full loop, as it is strenuous going up the hill. This was my first serious hike this year, and my body wasn't really ready for it. I enjoy challenges though, and I made it around (with a slight variation at the "top").

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sunday, April 30, 2017

its just okay

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