Little Spokane Natural Area

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Little Spokane Natural Area

Little Spokane Natural Area
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KeilahSmith
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Mediocre river
Jul 2019 • Solo
I have spent my entire life looking for the best rivers and so far Spokane has disappointed me. I was not informed that this journey must be made with a kayak so I took my penguin floaty wings and started swimming far too late in the day. I nearly froze to death and had to stop on a bank a mere 45 minutes in to my journey, whereupon I was ambushed by a group of inbred moonshiners keen upon recreating a certain scene from deliverance. Luckily, the lord Jesus showed up in the form of a young Burt Reynolds and carried me down the rest of the river to safety. Overall, my experience was okay.
Written July 17, 2019
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Debbie I
Spokane, WA107 contributions
Beautiful and Relaxing
Jul 2018 • Family
My husband and I love to kayak and this is one of our favorite places. During the times we have gone kayaking, the river flows smoothly which means it is an easy float. We usually go in Late June, July and August. I would not recommend a spring float as the river is raging, flooding and can be dangerous.

When you go bring a camera as you will see many beautiful flora and fauna.
Written December 12, 2018
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mcgtyta
Spokane, WA37 contributions
Peace on the river!
Aug 2018 • Couples
Took a relaxing drift down the Little Spokane in our kayaks. Easy and accessible for all ages but you must pay attention to the currents and foliage on shores. Deep enough so as we didn't have to portage anywhere along from St George's School put in to Nine Mile take out. Plenty of wildlife including birds, turtles and fish. No traffic noise despite being close to town. Not crowded and everyone was friendly and respectful of the peace and environment. Can't wait to go again!
Written September 4, 2018
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tclwtr
258 contributions
Lovely paddle along a natural waterway
Aug 2018 • Couples
We put in by St George's School and took out at the Nine Mile Takeout. Water was clear and cold despite being a +34°C day.
Lots of birds. We saw a snake swim across and slither up the bank.
Takes anywhere from 2.5 to 4.0 hours depending on how fast one paddles.
Written August 7, 2018
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Ricbryant
Spokane, WA17 contributions
Little spokane river, wildlife, great views.
Aug 2017 • Couples
I have ran into moose, floated the Little Spokane River. You can hike for 8-10 miles taking the whole loop. Great views of the Nine Mile area and long walk. Lots of nature and Indian hieroglyphs.
Written March 3, 2018
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GPSBemer
Newport, WA80 contributions
Nice hiking area despite the recent fire
Jul 2017 • Family
In 2015 there was a fire that came through part of this park, but that doesn't detract from the trails or the scenery! Just remember your Parks Pass! Parking lot can be jammed on busy summer days, so come early. Great trails, water access for kayakers and animals galore!
Written January 14, 2018
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Lovetotravel484
Spokane, WA45 contributions
Beautiful area to visit
Jul 2017
You can hike or even better paddle. It is a special place, very quiet and beautiful. You might see beavers or other animals.
Written November 16, 2017
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Brenda L
Spokane, WA152 contributions
Painted Rock at one of the trailheads
Apr 2017 • Couples
This was a lovely walk with a little bit of "rock scrambling" and a wonderful, all natural trail wide enough for 1-2 abreast. I took lots of pictures of twisted trees, moss bunches hanging like fruit, the swamp and the river. We saw deer and geese at this early time of year, and the bugs were minimal.

On my return trip (as the trail does not loop) we came across a fence with a little deer path. From the side we began a sign requesting all stay on the regular trail was posted, but not on this side. Still getting into Summer shape and tired after our 1.7 mile walk, we took the "low road" back. I just didn't have it in me to walk up the hillside again. It too was lovely, with fallen trees to walk around, through, or over, keeping it interesting.

I brought water, but maybe next time I'll bring snacks too. 3 1/2 mile round trip isn't much, unless you're out of shape or have mild mobility issues.
Written April 22, 2017
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blfakagigi
United States114 contributions
Kayak Spot
Jul 2016 • Friends
A great spot to relax and enjoy river running at a leisurely pace. Set in by the George school north of the river then have a pick up vehicle at the natural area. Relax and have fun.
Written January 27, 2017
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Daniel M
4 contributions
Land and Water
Mar 2016 • Couples
The little Spokane is one of the most beautiful areas in Spokane. There is Indian Painted Rocks which is a natural area (no dogs allowed because of wild life being present at times) with a beautiful foot path Trail that follows the river. There are a few areas that are a little tricky to traverse and at one point you will need to climb over some rocks, about mid trail, so a stroller is not going to fly here. My kids love this trail at all times during the year and it's fun to watch the river at different stages throughout the spring and summer seasons. There is a nice Park to put in a kayak just before reaching St. George's private school. And you can ride the little Spokane River all of the way down to Long Lake and there is a take out there just before actually entering the lake. One of the best trips in the area. If water isn't your deal and you like to run there is a full loop Trail with plenty of elevation to climb. The trail is about a 7 mile loop and it leaves from the Indian Painted Rocks parking lot as you pass by the restroom. Great Trail for a workout or beautiful sights over looking much of the best scenery you can find around Spokane. And, if you've got a mountain. Bike, you've got an amazing day of bike riding ahead of you.... Have fun!!!
Written March 24, 2016
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