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Centennial Trail

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Need a scenic and relatively quiet place to walk in downtown Spokane? Try the Centennial Trail on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael E
Spokane, Washington
Here is one of the best reasons to move to Spokane!

I am a local Spokanite, born and raised here and have logged hundreds of miles on this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Spokane, Washington
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This 40 mile paved, car-free trail bordering the beautiful Spokane River has something for everyone: running, hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing. The Spokane River Centennial Trail is the backbone of the recreational trail system in...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Need a scenic and relatively quiet place to walk in downtown Spokane? Try the Centennial Trail on the north side of Spokane Falls Blvd. Not much people traffic today, and no crossing the Spokane streets. Beautiful river views as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a local Spokanite, born and raised here and have logged hundreds of miles on this beautiful trail! From Riverside State Park running through beautiful Riverfront Park, past Gonzaga University and meandering along the serene Spokane River where you cross bridges, pedal, walk, run,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

This trail is such a gem for people who like to move and be healthy, and at te same time admire the beauty of the Spokane river and views around it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane S
Reviewed November 20, 2018

This lengthy trail along the Spokane River is a perfect path for walking, running and cycling. There are many exits/entrances to the trail which allows a person to customize their exercise length and preferred terrain. The path is wide enough to allow for bi-directional travel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dana S
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Well paved trail great for nature views and people watching. West of downtown, osprey nests. Walk farther beyond Kendall Yards to see occasional deer and blue heron. Pausing to try and think of better intra-urban nature trails. OK, Anchorage. Missoula's pretty great. This one, though,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We certainly can't say we have walked all of this trail. However, over the years visiting Spokane we have walked sections of it. There are a few bits that are too urban for our taste, but they are easily avoided. Easy walking and friendly folks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great trail with lots to see. Many sections were too steep for a manual wheelchair, but still a wonderful resource in Spokane

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

The trail offers a very scenic and relaxing way to get some exercise. Walking along the river and other sights was very peaceful, it's a easy walk and an easy way to get around.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

I have walked this path many times. Actually, I have walked it every time except when I was there in April. From my downtown hotel to Gonzaga University it is the easiest way to get from one to the other. It is a lovely walk...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ron S
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We recently discovered the beginning of the Centennial trail in 9 mile falls. All paved, it sits higher than the river but has magnificent views. We've been there twice in the past two days! It's quiet and fairly uncrowded.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Tan P
January 8, 2018|
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Response from froglag | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of pretty areas to ride on the Centennial trail. One would be to start at Fort Wright Drive (T.J. Meenach Bridge) and head out West where you will travel towards Riverside State Park which is a feel of being... More
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Graeme M | Reviewed this property |
Its a great outdoors area, with lots of good walking an cycling trails. With regards to Sustainable travel, have a think about trains, bus routes and other municipal travel routes. In london and europe the cities are built... More
September 11, 2016|
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Response from jacknval97 | Reviewed this property |
The airport is west of Spokane about 10 miles.....the trail starts in downtown Spokane and goes to Coeur d' Alene Idaho. If you are staying downtown in Spokane you can walk or bike the trail. Lots of trailheads to start and... More
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Deborah T
Los Angeles area
Which area will have best hotels for us? (16 Replies)
For some reason, I can't seem to decide what area of Spokane to stay in. The descriptions I like best point to the airport area, but we want to explore Spokane. We definitely want to bike on the Centennial Trail on Sunday, and would like to walk around and explore as well. We'll arrive by plane on a Saturday (in July), rent a car, and leave on Monday to begin Idaho trip. Husband wants free wi-fi, I love an included hot breakfast but it's not required, prefer free parking, and want the area...More
March 24, 2017|
Response fromMarie M|
Downtown is where you want to stay. I'd probably stay at one of the park hotels. Those would be the most walkable ones, and I don't think any of them charge for parking- or at least not much. Not the airport at all if you want to walk around, and not Spokane Valley or the mall areas as well. Spokane is still very much a car centric city except downtown and the brownes addition. The later does not have hotels- or at least I don't think it does. Quality inn downtown is technically...More
Fallon, NV
Backpacking the Centennial Trail (1 Replies)
I would like to plan a 2-3 night backpacking trip on the Centennial Trail. Does anyone have advice for the optimal section of the trail? Any other helpful hints? I am new to backpacking and am fit and fifty (almost).
February 02, 2007|
Canmore, Canada
Hotels near biking trails (4 Replies)
We will be in Spokane for a few nights and have our mountain bikes with us. I was looking at the Centennial Trail to riverside and wanted to know if this trail is along the entire river and if any hotels are close to it where you can just bike to it. Also the next day we will drive around a bit and wondered if anyone would recommend any other trails.More of a medium rated trail. Thank you.
July 19, 2013|
Response fromsuz406|
Thank you Collie, this info really helps. Just a questions about one of the hotels that yu didn't mention. Is the Ramada Spokane downtown close to the trails? I am looking at a hotel map and trying to figure this out. You mentioned the davenport which may be a bit to fancy or us and then the red lion, but they seem to be on opposite sides of the river. I am wondering if that matters to access the trail. \We will be biking right from our hotel since our car is getting some work done to it. ...More