Bowl and Pitcher Loop Trail

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Bowl and Pitcher Loop Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Spokane, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

river

views

This trail can either start near the Spokane House of Riverside State Park or near Bowl and Pitcher. A paved road is available for running and biking, but also hiking trails run along side river.

26 days ago

Amazing trail! But If you are looking for peace and quiet this is not the trail for you. Parents do not keep their children in line and some parents allow their children to throw rocks from the top of the trail. If you near the water prepare for a head wound. The water is crystal clear, cold and refreshing. Many dogs on the trail but did not see dog pop. The ppl we did see were super friendly except for the ppl allowing their children to throw rocks. Even when we told them there could be ppl down there, the parents had no respect or regard for others. The trail is not marked so we ended up walking an extra 2 miles. Wear closed toe shoes as there are a lot of rocks on the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this hike. It’s pretty level with slight incline but it’s really beautiful and well trafficked so that means safe. You can feel safe on this trail if you are alone. You pass someone quite often so as this isn’t a private secluded trail, it’s still a nice little distance for a quick run or hike. Lots of small paths and trails cut away and those can be more secluded and add some more trail time to your hike. The main loop is the busier route. Easy parking but a discover pass is required (or you can pay for the day) A few benches along the hike to take a break and picnic tables near the bridge.

1 month ago

One of my favorite places to hike and to go swimming!

2 months ago

Beautiful place for a family hike!

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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!

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

It’s was a pretty walk.

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

A very peaceful walk during the lovely fall.

8 months ago

Fun had by all, excepts for beans

8 months ago

Beautiful day today!

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

hiking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

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.

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

loved this beautiful trail!! amazing views❤

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Love the views of the Spokane River!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This is a popular spot for a reason. I really enjoyed this spot.

hiking
Tuesday, May 02, 2017

beautiful

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Loved it!

trail running
Friday, April 21, 2017

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Nice and easy. Saw lots of dog poop in bags.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Trail wasn't marked very well but used a recorded track. Great trail, gorgeous views of the river and lots of different rocks! Not crowded at all on a week night.

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