Explore the most popular road biking 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.

Instead of going the traditional route that this suggests, I took a right immediately after the bridge and stayed on trail 25 almost the whole way. I also took trail 211 for a small portion. There is a lot of different ways to map out trails. I would use the map on here to decide which trails you want to go to. It is a fairly easy hike. It is currently January though so there is snow about 3/4ths of trail 25 and some slippery ice. I don’t recommend taking the centennial trail like this recommends because it is paved (unless you are looking for a paved trail. Route 25 stays along the river while the centennial trail does not so it is also more beautiful.

trail running
25 days ago

A little icy in a couple of the places that the sun didn’t hit, but other than that it was easy to follow and wasn’t crowded at all!

This is a great biking trail. From time-to-time, you’ll meet hitchhikers going somewhere...

6 months ago

Don’t park here!!! My car was broken into and they took everything. They even ripped off my bike rack and took two bikes that were locked on. Be careful!!!

I lost my keys today on this trail :/ if you find them can you please turn them into the ranger station?

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

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.

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.

10 months ago

Trail is great for running and biking and has quickly become a staple for warm weather exercise due to the convenient location. For the section that it parallels 195 or the train tracks it can be a little loud if there's traffic or trains passing by. There are also some homeless folk that inhabit spots just off the trail closer to the city, so if you have a low tolerance for that sort of thing then maybe you avoid it or bring a friend or dog.

Urban oasis. Expect fellow hikers, beautiful spots overlooking the river!

The trail was pretty nice. It was paved and perfect for biking, but we were walking. This made the fact that the trail runs right along the highway irritating, but other than that it was pretty good

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Watch out for ALL the homeless. Don't go alone. Don't go at night. How about just don't go.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

WAY too crowded!

hiking
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Very nice trail on a lovely, pretty day!

hiking
Friday, November 24, 2017

Nice hike, fairly easy, the trail is a combo between walking along the river and a paved road. You have to walk on the road and then it turns into centennial trail which is paved. At least half of the trail is in paved road.

Parking is plentiful.

hiking
Monday, October 30, 2017

Very easy loop. Great for kids, lots of freedom for them to run. Busy yet still private. Love the different landscapes throughout loop.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Visiting from CA, was a nice place to take a morning run.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Great little trail.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Nice hike with the kids and dogs. Trails are not marked very well and there are several spots that you could get on the wrong trail.

walking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

I extended this walk by adding a large chunk of the Ben Burr Trail. Ben Burr didn't greatly impress me, but the river loop is very nice.

Great hike, with fabulous views. Easy to get to and thus pretty popular.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

I've hiked and biked this train many times, and always has something new to offer each time. Great for bird watching, and wildlife viewing. Bring sunscreen.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Nice because there are many things to do nearby, but not for those seeking a nature walk. Plus, there's lots of construction in the park right now.

Nice trail system in a beautiful state park. I tried to find the southern route along the river, as suggested, but never found it. still a good morning hike. By noon it was too hot and some parts of the trail have no shade, so go early if you go in the summertime

walking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

The exploration of the Centennial Trail above, looping down to the southern section of Riverside Park made an awesome day. No way to be unhappy on this trail. The river is beautiful down there. I think I like the southern area better than Bowl & Pitcher, which seems to get more attention - perhaps because of the huge rock formations and cool bridge. Note, to experience what I mean by awesome, you have to go considerably farther south than the recommended route. Look at my recording for reference. It's a longer hike, but well worth it. Bring stuff to swim in or at least for getting your feet wet.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Great trail for taking the whole family on. It is very shaded which made it great for a hot summer day. Absolutely beautiful area. The only down side was the trail was not always clearly marked and without my phone I would not have known which way to go.

hiking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Amazing place. So beautiful. Nice trails

Pros: best park in the county. Spectacular views when the river is high and the sun is out. Well marked.

Cons: crowded with families, kids and non-athletes. Parking was expensive compared to area trails. Cliffs were dangerous.

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