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Bikes parked at Riverside State Park's Nine Mile Falls Dam area.

Imagine Bikepacking a New “Spokane Trail”

What if Spokane had a long-distance trail encircling the city that connected parks and conservations areas using existing trails & pathways?

The view of downtown from Palisades Park's Rimrock Drive: urban downtown Spokane in the distance, with forest between rocky outcropping and city center.

Easy Strolling & City Views At Palisades Park

Palisades Park’s Rimrock Drive, a wide gravel path perched above the western edge of downtown Spokane, is ideal for a quick walk or run.

Narrow dirt trail along High Drive Bluff with a view of Spokane's Latah Valley.

Winter Hike Spokane’s High Drive Bluff

Wooded singletrack and open spaces for winter hiking, mountain biking, and dog walking with great views and afternoon sun.

Liberty Lake at sunrise from the Arrow Leaf Trail at Etter Ranch. // Photo: Holly Weiler

Hike of the Month: Trentwood Trailhead, Etter Ranch

Trentwood Trailhead at Etter Ranch provides a third access point to the Antoine Peak Conservation Area trail system in Spokane Valley, WA.

Mineral Ridge above Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Trailhead News: Improvements & Upcoming Events

The Trailhead: Latest updates, for Jan.-Feb. 2022, about trails and outdoor recreation around the Inland Northwest. Column by Holly Weiler.

Olivia Dugenet and friends approaching a high mountain pass.

A Woman’s Place Is In The Wild

Personal essay by Olivia Dugenet about how women challenge stereotypes and social expectations when they adventure in the great outdoors.

Snowy slope with trees at Sitzmark ski area.

15 Alpine Ski Areas in Washington State

A brief overview of Washington State’s 15 public downhill ski areas by Ryan Murray who skied them all during a 34-year personal odyssey.


Sister Shredders, Emma & Maddie Hall

Meet teen snowboarding sisters and competitive riders Emma and Maddie Hall, whose home mountain is Schweitzer in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Graphic logo for The Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo

Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo Returns: Feb. 19-20

Adventure inside with outdoor recreation vendors, bike shops, travel destinations, kid activities, and a new Bike & Boat Swap.

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