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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sister Shredders, Emma & Maddie Hall

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

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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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