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Riverside State Park is a 10,000-acre camping park along the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers in Eastern Washington. The park supports a wide variety of recreational activities and is rich in history. Freshwater marshes, running rivers and beautiful countryside make up the terrain. The park also includes the Nine Mile Recreation Area, which is available for camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing and boating.

Went the other day after a rainstorm. It was very quiet, verdant and beautiful. I expected to be bombarded by mosquitos but was not (yay)! Quite a large trunk blocking trail 25 south of 411 intersection, but had no trouble getting over it. Expected the stream to have a bit of a flow of water after all the rain, but it was barely a trickle.

Very beautiful and relaxing. Love the bridge and the views. The huge rocks are awesome! Nice place to have a picnic.

Beautiful place for a family hike!

Crowded on the weekends, but great id-week and early in the am..

Fun easy trail. Fun to do mid-week with the pups.

hiking
20 days ago

This trail seems endless! There are several off shoots that once familiar with the area, you can make up a walk as long as you like. I do anywhere between 4-8 miles when I go.

Pretty disappointed with the scenery on this trail. You get a good viewpoint about 2 miles in and then the creek about 4 miles in; both great but very short lived and the rest of the hike is pretty bland. Also walking along a gravel road with cars passing by, and then later on the paved Centennial trail isn’t my idea of a hike. A good workout at points, but there are a lot of better hikes in this area.

trail running
23 days ago

Amazing trail. My dog and I ran it in February, and you have to ford 3-4 creeks. The last one ("Deep Creek") is a bit adventurous, but that's probably because the waters were higher than normal. Was totally feasible though, beautiful, and so much fun!!!

Loved the bridge, water was high and fabulous. Easy enough for kids, great scenery, but busy! There was no pavement in this trail, that is on the bowl and pitcher trail.

So beautiful and tons of different trails to take. we walked along trails down river and it was amazing!

Well defined, easy trail with some great views along the river! Perfect for walking the pup who isn’t quite used to hiking. Only issue for us was crossing the bridge first. Myself (and turns out my dog too) are afraid of bridges with rushing water underneath, ha!

Loved the water and how it rushes against the rocks. Something peaceful about this place.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, first one of the year! Happened to be on the same day of a local run... helped mark the trail!

One of my favorite hikes. Really easy to get to. When the creek bed is dry it’s a blast to walk through, just watch your feet!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike today! The weather was nice and the sun was out finally! The creek is still pretty high so no walking down in the creek bed yet. Hopefully next month it will dry out.

Beautiful view with wildflowers. Creek was still a little high but didn’t stop us on our adventure

It’s was a pretty walk.

04/22/2018-The trail is in excellent shape. Right after you step off the pedestrian bridge onto the trail, take the first trail to your right. This will take you on the trail nearest the river bank which is the prettiest part of the hike. Instead of doing the loop, I’d hike along the river 2.5 miles to Gate 35, turn around and hike back the same way. If you do the loop, half the hike is on the Centennial Trail (boring). If you do this hike as an up and back, you get to see the prettiest parts twice. Watch for Ospreys in the trees along the river as you hike.

Easy trail with great views of the river. Good birdwatching, too.

Urban oasis. Expect fellow hikers, beautiful spots overlooking the river!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views along the river and from the suspension bridge...

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful, diverse trail. Deep Creek is currently unpassable due to water flow - cross on 7 Mile road. Tranquility was a bit marred by the sounds emanating from the ORV park, but the sights made up for it.

Other than having to see the Waste Treatment Plant, this is a beautiful hike. The single track river portion was dry, but there is still plenty of wet snow on the inland portion. Bring your waterproof boots. ;-)

Foggy with drizzle, tried doing the loop today. Deep Creek is flowing and uncrossable. Trails are compact ice and mud. Yaktrax or spikes a must

great spot, easy to find. if you go right now (jan.) you might want to bring microspikes. the trail is iced over completely.
will be back when we get fresh snow to go snowshoeing

WAY too crowded!

A very peaceful walk during the lovely fall.

Very nice trail on a lovely, pretty day!

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