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“Great hiking spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Riverside State Park

Riverside State Park
9711 W. Charles, Nine Mile Falls, Spokane, WA 99026
509 465-5064
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Spokane
Type: State Parks
Activities: Biking
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Owner description: Pretty park great for camping, motorcycle and ATV riding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and horseback riding.
Spokane, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Great hiking spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We have lived in spokane 20 years and have never been to the bowl & pitcher area of the park. Honestly not sure why? We decided to check it out today and what a fun afternoon. There is a parking lot right next to the bridge. Easy walk down a paved hill to the river. We hiked about 3 miles along the river. It is a beautiful area with easy well maintaned trailers. My only issue was knowing the trail system. Would have love to know how long each trail we were on was. I am sure there is a map somewhere but not on the parks site. Definately will come back with our bikes.

Visited April 2013
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missoula
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“awesome area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

very nature oriented, beautiful spokane river falls, site of world's fair years back. well m aintained area

Visited March 2013
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“Walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, geocaching...you name it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I'll often take my dog for quick hikes here on the weekends and after work - you can easily do an hour loop or spend a few hours exploring. It's practically right in town. Great single track trails for mountain biking or trail running, the Centennial Trail runs through it if you're after pavement.

The trail along the river is really nice and the most traveled, but you can go farther back in the woods and not see another person too. Easy to navigate, the trails tend to weave around each other. Great place for beginning/intermediate mountain biking with some small hills and technical challenges but not a significant sustained climb.

Visited March 2013
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Enumclaw, Washington
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“Beautiful park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This park has a lot of interesting walking trails and river views. It would be a good place to take children for a day trip. There are enough signs describing the views to make it educational as well. There are campsites but we didn't visit them.

Visited February 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“A hidden pocket of nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Let me begin this review by mentioning that there seems to be some confusion between RiverFRONT Park and RiverSIDE Park, which is certainly understandable given their similar names. RiverFRONT Park is the one right downtown, where the World's Fair was located. RiverSIDE Park is northwest of downtown, and even though it's right on the border of the city it is a wilderness area as opposed to an urban park.

Now that's that out of the way, let me tell you about RiverSide Park. It's a great little pocket of wilderness right on the western outskirts of Spokane. You are literally minutes from the bustling city but it never feels like it. There are a bunch of great trails for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, etc. It's truly a wonderful little gem for Spokane residents and a place worth visiting if you're coming in from out of town.

The only thing I would like to see is a better map of the trail system. There are tons of trails and they are numbered when you're hiking them, yet for some reason it seems to be very difficult to find a good map. Maybe that's on purpose to keep the crowds away. Anyway most people gravitate to the bowl and pitcher area which is very well defined, so this is not an issue for many.

Visited February 2013
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