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

This is a great trail running loop.

One the best trails we’ve been on. Great inclines, gets the heart pumping. Loved it

Amazing loop with great bouldering and technical climbing options!

my wife and I hiked a portion of this trail today, when I get more time I plan to come back!!

Fun hike! Bring the bug spray and be ready for some moderate uphill.

Beautiful place for a family hike!

first hike of the year! some great views. great workout!

Crowded on the weekends, but great id-week and early in the am..

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

Loved the bridge, water was high and fabulous. Easy enough for kids, great scenery, but busy! There was no pavement in this trail, that is on the bowl and pitcher trail.

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

Great hike! We went counterclockwise... the trail starts off shaded and has a bit of an incline for around a mile. Once you make it around the loop and start the descent back, there aren’t many trees so you get a great view of Spokane and Dishman hills. So green and beautiful this time of year!

Beautiful trail, with dense foliage down below and tree lined meadows at higher elevation.

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!

Would definitely rate this trail as moderate if you go to the top. Nice shady areas kept me cool even in the heat of the day. It is easy to stay on the trail if you just stay on the wider trail. lol. Lots of mosquitoes. I wish I had taken bug spray.

I enjoyed this hike a lot! Little muddy on one side but definitely a hike I will do again!

I hiked up to the first crest going counter-clockwise, then turned around. This trail is beautiful and pretty well kept. Very steep in places. It was very muddy (but that was my own fault for going while it was raining). A few tiny streams to jump over. Mosquitoes are a little out of control, ended up with two arms full of bites, so make sure you pack bug spray.

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

Beautiful hike. Nice stream along the route for my dog to cool off. Little to many people along the way for my liking. But it was the first sunny and enjoyable weekend so far, and Mothers Day weekend. I will definitely go back, but try a week day.

A great Spokane area day hike. A little under two hours round trip. We always go counter clockwise up the heavily shaded creek. Once you get to the top the views of the Palouse are fantastic!

We stayed right and it was really muddy at first but once we reached the top it was sunny and beautiful the rest of the way. Would do again.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely don’t forget your bug spray, even once you head up onto Knothead Valley trail, bugs everywhere. But this is such a beautiful trail. Love these views and the birds.

Wow, inclines! Great hike although we got a confused by the trail at times, a few offshoots.

Beautiful views, running water, well maintained trails. We went off the main loop and got quite the hike in! Ended up going almost 8 miles with a lot of uphill. You can make this hike difficult if you want!

Beautiful views, a few muddy spots but nothing that could not be avoided. Enjoyed lunch at the rocks.

Bird watchers paradise

walking
1 month ago

One of my favorite places to take people when they visit me in Spokane. It's hard to believe that such a spectacle sits in the middle of the city, right next to downtown. The walk doesn't give a remote, outdoor feeling, but the views of the falls are awesome!

It’s was a pretty walk.

04/22/2018-The trail is in excellent shape. Right after you step off the pedestrian bridge onto the trail, take the first trail to your right. This will take you on the trail nearest the river bank which is the prettiest part of the hike. Instead of doing the loop, I’d hike along the river 2.5 miles to Gate 35, turn around and hike back the same way. If you do the loop, half the hike is on the Centennial Trail (boring). If you do this hike as an up and back, you get to see the prettiest parts twice. Watch for Ospreys in the trees along the river as you hike.

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