Trails, Hiking and Climbing
Trails (maintained trails)
Enjoy walking, hiking and picnicking
along the many scenic trails in Spokane County, WA. An indoor rock climbing gym also caters to all ages and abilities. City of Spokane Parks and Recreationhttp://spokaneparks.org/
Ben Burr Trail
This scenic 12' wide 40 mile paved path
runs along the beautiful Spokane River from the Idaho State line to Nine Mile
Falls. Open to pedestrians, runners, bicyclists and skaters
(non-motorized recreational activities).
CAUTION: Cars at trail heads along the Centennial Trail are often targeted by thieves. They are stealing electronics, such as Ipads and GPS units, wallets, purses, briefcases and other valuables left out in the open.
There are about a dozen different parking access spots along the trial. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office reminds people using the trail to lock their valuables in the trunk, or leave items such as electronics, wallets, purses and briefcases at home. Protect yourself by either locking your valuables inside the trunk of your car, or leaving them at home.
People who see suspicious activity are asked to call 911, or Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.
Slow Down - on the Centennial Trail. This is not a trail
designed for high speeds. There are a lot of blind corners and curves,
with a lot of potential for a crash. The trail must be safe for all
users: walkers, runners, in-line skaters, slower bikers, kids learning
to ride bikes, people pushing strollers, people with disabilities who
use walkers or wheelchairs, and horseback riders. A common speed limit
on state-owned trails is 15 mph. Bicyclists who violate it may face a
fine of up to $136. (Ranger Diana Dupuis and Parks and Recreation
Commission spokesperson Toni Weyman Droscher, "Swift cyclists draw
complaints," by Chad Sokol, The Spokesman-Review, August 5, 2016)
Fish Lake Trail
Liberty Lake Loop Trail
Spokane River Centennial Trail
This scenic 12' wide paved path runs over 30 miles along the Spokane River from the Idaho State line to Nine Mile Falls. Open to walkers, runners, bicyclists and skaters (non-motorized recreational activities).
Stevens Creek Trailhead
Located on the south side of Dishman Hills Conservation Area. The trailhead is part of a 1,227 acre conservation property, including Iller Creek, Stone Estate, McCollum Property and Big Rock. Enjoy a panoramic view to the south. A short hike takes you to the nearby Rocks of Sharon.
Always carry a whistle, cell phone, water, compass, extra clothing, portable light
Always hike with a partner, in case of injury, so they can go for help.
(Spokane Valley Fire Department, KHQ News, April 12, 2014)
Dishman Hills Conservancy (nonprofit)
Spokane Valley, WA
530 spectacular acres
(the only multi-pitch climbing in Spokane County)
Accessed from Camp Caro near Appleway Blvd.
No motorized vehicles are allowed. Dogs must be on a leash.
"Climbing the Rocks of Sharon" - 40 page guide to climbing routes, available at Mountain Gear and Wild Walls.
http://www.dhnaa.org - Dishman Hills
http://www.spokanecounty.org/parks - Spokane County Conservation Futures
http://www.mountaingear.com - Mountain Gear
Mirabeau Point Park
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
hiking and picnicking
Mirabeau Point Park provides a slice of nature right in the heart of the Spokane Valley. In addition to family friendly amenities like sheltered picnic areas, a grassy meadow and lots of parking, Mirabeau Point Park supports an array of recreational opportunities. Visitors can explore the natural area, check out Mirabeau Springs Waterfall, journey along the paved Centennial Trail or hit the water at the park’s river access point.
Wild Walls Climbing Gym
202 W. 2nd Avenue
M-F: 12 Noon - 10 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm
Indoor rock climbing gym, catering to all ages and abilities.