10 Hiking Trails Worth The Trek

Find article in the Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine

I believe an outdoor lifestyle can add years to your life-the peaceful escape into nature helps you forget your stressors and increases your happiness. With hundreds of miles of trails to explore throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area provides some of my favorites for year-round activities.

Palouse Falls State Park

Palouse Falls Rd, LaCrosse

Lengh: 1.2 Miles

Difficulty rating: Easy/Moderate

From snowshoeing in the winter to walking through puddles in the spring to catching sunsets with a picnic in the summer--whether you seek waterfalls or mountain tops our region offers plenty of adventurous trails to keep you and your family tethered to nature and enjoying fresh air.

Riverside State Park-Bowl and Pitcher

4427 N Aubrey l. White Pkwy, Spokane

Lengh: 2 Mile Loop

Difficulty rating: Easy

With clearer summer skies, it is a must for you to get out and explore our city and state parks. If you are looking for a new adventure, some more off the beaten path then others here are a few of my favorites. Pull on your boots, grab your backpack and add these hikes to your list.

Rocks Of Sharon

9399 S Stevens Creek RD. Spokane

Lengh: 4.6 Miles

Difficulty rating: Moderate

Waikki Springs Trail


Length: 1.9 Miles

Difficulty rating: Easy

Indian Canyon Mystic Falls

4812 W Canyon Dr. Spokane

Length: 0.08 Miles

Difficulty rating: Easy

Dishman Hills Natural Area Trail

625 S. Sargent Rd, Spokane Valley

Length: 4 Miles's

Difficulty rating: Easy

Hog Canyon Falls

Fish Trap Recreation Area

Length: 1.9 Miles

Difficulty rating: Easy

Blackhorse Lake Hiking Trail

South Cheney

Lengh:1.2 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Hawk Creek Trail-Lake Roosevelt

Length: 1.2 Miles

Difficulty rating: Easy

Liberty Creek and Edith Hansen Trail

Length: 8.5 Miles

Difficulty rating: Moderate

Other trails to put your feet on:

Mineral Ridge

Sand Dunes, White Bluffs

John Wayne Pioneer Trail, Pine City

Before you head out to any trail, check the Washington Trails Association (wta.org) or All Trails (alltrails.com) for trail reports. Its a great way to get a glimpse of the area (photo's are posted), see recent trail conditions, look up driving directions and find out whether or not you can take your fur babies with you.

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