Tuffy's Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Tuffy's Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spokane, Washington that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

over grown

city walk

Tuffy's Trail Follows the Spokane River for just over 3 miles starting from Mission Avenue northeast to Waterworks Street near the Upriver Dam facility. The primary trail is an uninterrupted, paved sidewalk along Riverton Avenue. Apartment buildings line the opposite side of the street. About three blocks from the start a dirt trail splits off toward the river and continues for about a mile where it rejoins the paved path at the Greene Street bridge. There are at least two safe gravel ramps and one more established staircase connecting the dirt trail to the paved trail above. From the bridge, the remaining trail skirts the edge of Spokane Community College. It is unpaved coarse gravel and river rock. The end is at the corner of Felts Field and the Upriver Dam facility. Here you will find an informal kayak launch. There are numerous steep trails leading down to the riverbank along the entire trail. Tuffy's Trail is not considered the safest spot in Spokane, so use your judgment when visiting the area. It is probably not a safe place to be alone late at night, especially for females. If this trail was maintained better, if there was less garbage, and if there were more people using it, it would earn at least one more star.

walking
3 months ago

Not the best trail in Spokane, but it's worth a visit if you are like me, looking to do every possible trail. I have read rumors online of this trail eventually tying into others. Such action would probably improve the quality of the trail, as presently it is a little sketchy.