Explore the most popular river 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.

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
3 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!

hiking
3 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
3 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
5 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.

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

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
Thursday, August 03, 2017

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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Great

hiking
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Didn't see a single person the hour I spent here. Some pretty neat views from some ridge points and in the dry river bed. Mostly followed the trail but wandered off here and there. Pretty easy hike, shoes were sandy with burrs after this trail, probably mostly from hiking the river bed and off the trail. Is right next to the road which was disappointing. Well maintained and clean though.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Despite several stretches where you aren't quite sure if you're on the right trail, this is a great hike. We used the WTA hike info for this one to make sure we didn't wander off track too much (I'll post the link below). The views from the high point of the trail are beautiful, and the rolling hills keep the trek from getting monotonous.

http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/riverside-state-park-deep-creek-canyon

walking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Loads of asphalt... pure asphalt. Not great for hikers... if you use some of the feeder trails, there are beautiful trails with canyons and great climbing spots to scout out, but a pretty lame hike, especially in the heat of the day. You'll just cook. However, river is beautiful. I would rate this easy. Nothing moderate about it except the heat aspect. Early or later in the day is much better. Great for bikes, strollers, wheelchairs and ATV's...

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nice area. Tons of trails to explore. Deep Creek Interpretive Trail has some interesting rock features.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Not too bad. Nice view. Trial is very steep and rocky in places. Couldn't find the trail at one point. The last half mile is paved centennial trail.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Trail was beautiful but not well marked at all. It was extremely difficult to find which trail I was supposed to be on (as many intersect) and I pretty much was holding this app open to use as a GPS. I ended up turning around half way because I was alone with a dying phone and didn't want to get lost.

Lots of bugs and I saw a rattlesnake as well- bring bug spray and be aware of your surroundings!

Monday, May 29, 2017

It was a decent hike but not well groomed.

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I was unable to find the second half of the trail and had to head back the way I came. The trail is poorly marked. If you aren't used to hiking alone and are incompetent when it comes to directions (like me), then it is a bad idea to do this trail by yourself. I'd really love to go back and complete the entire loop with a person who has completed this trail before.
It's a pretty hike, though. It has plenty of inclines and a decent amount of shade. However, the mosquitoes ate me alive! Bring bug spray and sunscreen with you for this hike. I also encountered a rattle snake when I was heading back the way I came.

Monday, April 24, 2017

nice hike!!!! trails were in good condition, will do it again

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

We did the loop in about 3 1/2 hours. It was a fun trip we would definitely do it again.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

trail was great until you had to cross Deep Creek... had to make a detour but still a beautiful day today!

Saturday, April 08, 2017

It was peaceful and beautiful! Had my dog on his leash but not going to lie it was nice being able to let him run on his own! Can't beat walking for a while and then being able to put your toes in the sand!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Love walking this trail in the summer and fall.

Great hike with kids, we camped there three nights and enjoyed our time. Perfect location right in the middle of town.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

I loved this trail very nice hike, beautiful scenery and close to Spokane

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