Spokane River Centennial Trail

Spokane River Centennial Trail

Infobox Hiking trail
Name= Spokane River Centennial Trail
Photo= [http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/1227298333_96a78bbce2.jpg?v=0]
Caption= The Centennial Trail 6 miles west of the state line; image by scampion on Flickr (linked with permission)
Location=Washington and Idaho, United States
Length= Convert|61|mi|km|0
Start/End Points= Nine Mile Falls
Lake Coeur d'Alene
Use= Alternate transportation & recreation: bicycling, walking, jogging
Difficulty= "Doomsday Hill" on Pettite Drive, Spokane
Season= All year
Sights= Spokane River, Riverside Park, Lake Coeur d'Alene

The Spokane River Centennial Trail is a Convert|61|mi|km|0 paved trail in Washington and Idaho for alternate transportation and recreational use. It extends from Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls, Washington to the east shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene. It passes through the cities of Spokane, Washington, Spokane Valley, Washington, Liberty Lake, Washington, Post Falls, Idaho and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The trail runs 37 miles in Washington and about 24 miles in Idaho. The two state segments join where the trail crosses the state line just west of a bridge crossing the Spokane River near Interstate 90.


Following the environmental rediscovery of the Spokane River after Expo '74, advocates proposed a mixed use pathway along the river. Citizens in Washington and Idaho expanded the idea by 1986 by joining forces and suggesting a much longer trail that could be completed in time to celebrate the respective state centennials of Washington (1989) and Idaho (1990).

External links

* [http://www.spokanecentennialtrail.org/ Spokane River Centennial Trail (WA)]
* [http://www.postfallsidaho.org/trail.htm/ The Trail through Post Falls (ID)]
* [http://www.spokanenightscenes.com/presentation2.html/ The Spokane River at night]

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