Explore the most popular forest trails near Nine Mile Falls with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
23 days ago

This is a great loop trail. We have done this several times. It's an easy walk along the river. The Knothead incline can kick your butt if you aren't used to doing any uphill trails. When Spring arrived we were in awe of all the beautiful wildflowers - the yellow aquatic iris are amazing...and wildlife we see when walking along the Spokane River. We have seen a moose, Deer with fawn, beaver, wild turkey with 3 chicks....

trail running
23 days ago

A bit of an asskicker of a trail run but really great training. My log came out to 9 but I had a goal of 9 that day so ran a bit extra on the highway to get there. All in all I will be doing this one as a trail run again.

Gorgeous views and a very enjoyable hike. Be sure to pack plenty of water, I went through almost three liters backpacking in the direct afternoon sun.

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.

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.

This had the potential to be a nice hike, but we were pestered by flies and bees the entire time so only spent about 30 minutes there. The trail also disappeared about 5 min into the hike, so we were basically just picking our way through the trees and wildflowers until we randomly stumbled upon the trail again. I wouldn’t go back, unless I was completely sure the bugs were gone.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a really nice hike with a good variety in incline and landscape. The first part of the trail is along the river and we came across a huge field of wild yellow irises! Great photo opportunity. There's a tiny little bit of climbing over some rocks in the beginning but otherwise it's a clear trail which eventually meets a road you have to cross. Signage is clear and the trail is easy to follow. Around the third mile you start making your way up the hill for a beautiful view of Spokane river. There's a nice stop with rocks where you can sit and take in the view, but if you keep going a little further and venture off the trail just a bit (you'll reach the highest peak - go left off the trail) you'll get an even better view. But WATCH out for mosquitoes. We did this in the afternoon arriving at 2 pm. A couple hours in, the mosquitoes came out at full force. My lucky husband was fine but I'm basically mosquito food and I'm miserable today with over two dozen bites! They were really bad here. Will come back and do this in the morning...with bug spray. We only ran into one other couple the entire 7 mile hike! It was nice and quiet.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Steady inclines, good workout. Beautiful views! Climb the hill and walk along the river. Toasty out today!

hiking
2 months 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!

Great place to watch birds and breath fresh air

hiking
2 months 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

hiking
2 months ago

McLellan Conservation Area is a 410 acre wildlife habitat with a few trail options to explore. The route uploaded to AllTrails mirrors the map posted at the trailhead and what the park provides online. There is another trail along the river as well as one inland a bit which shows up on some GPS devices. In addition to out and backs, a couple loops are possible. Some of the trails look as if they barely get any traffic. They are not worn down and can be hard to follow, covered by red pine needles. I visited on a Saturday in September, and there wasn't a soul to be found. With all the other trails closer to Spokane, this one seems to get fewer visitors, allowing for a feeling of solitude. North of the park is a curiously large swath of floating lilies that cover the entire bend in the river with green and yellow.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. There is one spot where the map tells you to go through private property. If you follow the trail signs it brings you back around.

hiking
4 months ago

Well maintained single track with lots of wildlife and a beautiful sunset view from the top.

hiking
4 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.

Great spring hike- saw white tail deer and lots of turkeys.

I did 8.18 miles today, did the loop and then a little more, I love this trail, saw so many deer & turkeys !!

hiking
5 months ago

Well kept trail. Pretty basic hike

hiking
5 months ago

This trail was awesome, a very good workout going up, but doable. The view from the top is vast and has a gorgeous lookout over the winding Spokane river.

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

Love this hike try to do it once a year. great view at the top. Have seen birds, including turkeys, water mammals, butterflys and wildflowers.

Long but worth it. A lot of this is uphill with beautiful views.

hiking
8 months ago

Really lovely walk.

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike. plan on having lunch at the top where there is a panoramic view of Spokane River.

There is a nice view at one point..... It's a very nice loop but there are a lot of turn-offs so pay close attention to the map.

hiking
11 months ago

This is one of the best loops in Riverside Park that DOESN'T follow the river closely. Though the river is arguably the best feature of the park, this trail manages to provide constant engagement and interest without interacting much with the water. The climbs, views and variation in landscape are quite captivating.

walking
11 months ago

Sooo beautiful. Went in spring and early summer. Great views. If you want to get to the bridge quicker you park at the lot further from spokane.

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