Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Riverside State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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!

1 month ago

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

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!

Fun had by all, excepts for beans

Beautiful day today!

Nice hike, fairly easy, the trail is a combo between walking along the river and a paved road. You have to walk on the road and then it turns into centennial trail which is paved. At least half of the trail is in paved road.

Parking is plentiful.

Very easy loop. Great for kids, lots of freedom for them to run. Busy yet still private. Love the different landscapes throughout loop.

Visiting from CA, was a nice place to take a morning run.

Great little trail.

Beautiful scenery.... Nice trail for an out of shape guy.

7 months ago

Very easy and flat little hike. I did it clockwise which seemed good. After crossing the bridge the first half is through the forest, no spectacular views but good enough. Then when you turn east the views of the river are very nice. Took an hour total including plenty of sightseeing and lazing around.

horseback riding
8 months ago

Awesome trail closer to 26 miles though

Nice hike with the kids and dogs. Trails are not marked very well and there are several spots that you could get on the wrong trail.

9 months ago

This already favorite area around Spokane was made all that much better by a super rare visit from my sister and family. No way to not give it 5 stars with that ultimate combo. This hike is a must-see for visitors to the area, one of the nicest spots along the Spokane River. Most people probably just do a short hike around Bowl & Pitcher like we did today. Further exploration, as I have been doing, reveals seemingly endless miles and connections with countless other trails in the area. Hopefully Spokane preserves this as a natural area for generations to come instead of caving into developer pressure or budget concerns.

Great hike, with fabulous views. Easy to get to and thus pretty popular.

9 months ago

I did a longer version of this loop today, an awesome find. I followed the river up past the gun club, around the bend again, then looped back on trails 201 and 210 up a ridge. You get to be close to the river on the way out, and up above in a very scenic area on the way back. Very nice indeed. I'm glad it started getting dark when it did, otherwise I might have kept going along the river and missed this cool experience.

Nice trail system in a beautiful state park. I tried to find the southern route along the river, as suggested, but never found it. still a good morning hike. By noon it was too hot and some parts of the trail have no shade, so go early if you go in the summertime

10 months ago

The exploration of the Centennial Trail above, looping down to the southern section of Riverside Park made an awesome day. No way to be unhappy on this trail. The river is beautiful down there. I think I like the southern area better than Bowl & Pitcher, which seems to get more attention - perhaps because of the huge rock formations and cool bridge. Note, to experience what I mean by awesome, you have to go considerably farther south than the recommended route. Look at my recording for reference. It's a longer hike, but well worth it. Bring stuff to swim in or at least for getting your feet wet.

Great trail for taking the whole family on. It is very shaded which made it great for a hot summer day. Absolutely beautiful area. The only down side was the trail was not always clearly marked and without my phone I would not have known which way to go.

loved this beautiful trail!! amazing views❤

Great trail system. Not marked very well though and it's hard to a point to figure out which one to take if it's your first time. LOTS of HUGE Mosquitos so pack spray. We did about 3.6 miles total so you gotta know what trail to follow or you will do a longer hike. It was about 70 degree and that was plenty warm for this hike. Very good views of the river throughout and definently kid friendly

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