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Riverside State Park: Military Cemetery to Equestrian Center Loop

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 3.8 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A beautiful hike with open areas, trees, and mule deer. The trails are well-maintained.


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5.6

Miles

9.0

KM

Loop

1,865' 568 m

High

1,691' 515 m

Low

400' 122 m

Up

400' 122 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Beautiful views. The only challenges were some large rocks in the trail. Elevation changes are easy.

You'll need a Discover Pass to park.

Overview

The well-maintained trails of Riverside State Park make this a relatively easy hike. This a multi-use, shared access trail with horseback riders, mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners. It is not excessively used by any one group, so you are likely to have the trail to yourself.

Description

Park in the Riverside State Park Military Cemetery parking area, off of Government Way. You'll need a Washington State Park Discover Pass to park.

As you get to the bottom of the paved hill leaving the parking lot there are several options of different dirt trails to take. Take a right onto Trail 100 to head along the ridge along the Spokane River. You can detour toward the river and take a dip in warmer weather!

This route takes your northwest along the ridge above the river until you are across from the Waste Water Treatment plant. From there, you head back "inland" on a short connector trail to connect to Trail 42. We eventually found our way to the Equestrian Camping area.

From there, it is a mostly paved/gravel roadway back to the Military Cemetery Trailhead as you follow the road for a short way and then hop on the Spokane Centennial Trail for an easy trip back to the parking lot.

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Shared By:

Bonnie Sherar

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Riverside State Park Equestrian area
Dec 2, 2015 near Spokane, WA
Running in Riverside State Park in the rain
Apr 17, 2018 near Spokane, WA
Fort Wright Military Cemetary
Dec 2, 2015 near Spokane, WA
Trail 100 connects downtown Spokane with the hiking trails at Riverside State Park Bowl & Pitcher area and provides spectacular views of the river!
Nov 10, 2015 near Spokane, WA

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Jan 22, 2019
Brooke Carruthers
Not well marked. Next time take path at bench lookout. Gorgeous river view and path, varied terrain.
Jun 27, 2018
Miriam Nokes
5.6mi
Mar 7, 2018
Kathy Janus
Jun 7, 2017
Michael Rock
Nov 30, 2016
Alyssa Renea