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“Workout or just stroll”
Review of Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail
Ranked #2 of 103 things to do in Spokane
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Owner description: 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 eastern Washington and north Idaho, welcoming over 2.5 million users annually.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Paved path that runs from west of Spokane to Coeur d'Alene, ID. It runs along the Spokane River which is very high during the spring of the year. You can walk, run or ride your bike. It is a very nice addition to a beautiful city.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Centennial Trail is one of the best ideas that Spokane leaders ever had. It puts walkers, joggers, runners, bicyclists, skateboarders, and roller-blade users on their own strip of asphalt. There are endless places to get on or off the trail, but few places where trail users have to deal with cars or stop signs. The trail runs from west of Spokane, through downtown Spokane, and east into Idaho. The trail runs mostly east - west, and generally is right next to the Spokane river. That lets the trail pass under most bridges, and with a graceful elevation gain/loss (matching the river) for nearly all of it.

The Centennial Trail connects to multiple parks, plus it's had additional benches and drinking fountains installed along the trail's path. There hasn't been much of a beautification effort made along the trail, but in so much natural beauty I don't think it's a loss. Being right next to a large river, there are plenty of trees, bushes, and plants growing wild along the trail. The entire trail is paved, and seems about 12 feet wide. Unless people aren't paying attention, it's pretty easy to work around the other users without slowing down much, or having to announce you're passing them.

In my opinion, the most beautiful section of the Centennial Trail is from downtown Spokane to the Spokane Valley (east of Spokane). This part of the trail is heavily traveled, but the natural scenery is great, and you're right next to the Spokane river for virtually all of it. The trail passes through Riverfront Park in downtown, and provides a great way to travel into Spokane for Riverfront Park and other attractions, or to explore more of Spokane from a downtown job or hotel (for visitors).

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fantastic trail. You can ride, walk, or whatever the whole trail or segments. It passes through downtown Spokane.

Thank Glenn K
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Walked the trail on a nice day and it was amazing. The river is nice to have beside you for most of it. Would recommend for anyone looking for a fun outdoor activity.

Thank AussIhunter
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Centennial Trail is one of Spokane's strongest assets: a biking and pedestrian path along a former railroad right-of-way that follows the scenic Spokane River from Riverside State Park to Idaho. You can picnic and swim in the big state park on the city's northwestern perimeter (state Discover Pass required there); stop for lunch at dozens of restaurants downtown; and head east to Idaho, about 40 miles away. There are numerous trailheads and many other recreational opportunities, including rock climbing and a series of beaches, along the way. One caution: the river is cold and swift, and life jackets are advised.

Thank Moxie9
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