Bowl and Pitcher Loop Trail

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Bowl and Pitcher Loop Trail is a 2 mile heavily 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

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

partially paved

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. A Discovery Pass is required to park near the trailhead.

hiking
23 days ago

very easy walk with great views of the river and rocks.

wonderful sound and relaxing hike!!

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

We took our 4 year old and 1 year old out there today. The view of the river is absolutely stunning. It was a fairly easy hike for our 4 year old. He enjoyed the bridge and walked the entire trail on his own. The only problem with this time of the year is mosquitoes. We put some repellent on us before we started the trail, but apparently was not enough. Would recommend to bring the repellent with you for a second coat.

1 month ago

Great for families, easy hike with lots of other hikers/walkers.

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bugs
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Super great trail with beautiful views of the river !

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bugs
1 month ago

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bugs
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike! Many different trails to take, beautiful views and great photography spots.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of the river! There is a hawks nest that can be seen clearly from one of the trails as well! Love it!

Easy trail along the river. Wide natural path with relatively even surface. Try Trail 25 to the left after crossing the bridge for more elevation and interesting terrain. Beautiful views of the river!

Beautiful, but WAY too crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of side trails to explore. Spokane River is so pretty! Hurry up to see the wildflowers!

hiking
2 months ago

We had a great time today, Mother’s Day!!

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rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful overlooks and great for birdwatching. Wish it were better marked with trail tags

2 months ago

cool spot. swift water. intersting rock formations and cliffs

hiking
2 months ago

Was great and clear. No complaints. Loved it! Dogs loved it too!

hiking
3 months ago

A little muddy in spots, but a great easy trail for our group of 10 plus 2 dogs.

The trail is very easy and open. The views of the river and bridge are really cool. Great for taking the family out.

3 months ago

spring melt, pretty muddy and snow still on the ground.

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snow
3 months ago

Took my 7 year old and dad out here today. Absolutely great views and only icy in some spots. Very nice trail with a great bridge and walk along the river. Would definitely come back.

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snow
4 months ago

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snow
4 months ago

Very easy hiking.

6 months ago

Great place for families to hike

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful hike early in the morning. The cool air smelled so fresh like the smell of pine from all the tall pine trees. Colors were amazing and sitting on the rocks near the river and listening to the sound of the small waves and swirls was very relaxing. Will go again in spring!

10 months ago

Nice trail, beautiful day and very few people (it’s a Tuesday). Saw an Osprey and enjoyed the many side trails.

hiking
10 months ago

Chill afternoon hike, TONS of people. Had fun on all the random side trails when we could escape the crowd. There really is a path for almost everyone, and I wouldn’t mind exploring more of the offshoots.

backpacking
10 months ago

Good short hike with the kids on a Friday.

11 months 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
Monday, July 16, 2018

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.

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