Hiking

White fluffy flowers on tall beargrass stems at Mountain Spokane State Park.

Best Spring Wildflower Hikes in the Inland NW

Recommended parks and conservation areas for spring hikes to see wildflowers — including Spokane, Cheney, Pullman, and Coeur d’Alene.

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O-Pen Ozone-Based Pocket Water Purifier

Gear: O-Pen Ozone-Based Pocket Water Purifier

Roving Blue pen-sized water filter for hiking/bikepacking, hunting, or traveling overseas–or stow in a vehicle/camper in case of emergency.

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Black colored Gregory Arrio 18 Day Pack

Gear: Gregory Arrio 18 Day Pack

Gregory Ario 18 backpack is the perfect-size for day-hikes, with ventilated suspension and breathable shoulder strap system.

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Black strap and red light case for Princeton Tec Vizz headlamp.

Gear: Princeton Tech Vizz Headlamp

Waterproof, lightweight, LED Princeton Tech Vizz Headlamp for backpacking, camping, and any outdoor recreation after dark.

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Osprey brand Kestrel 48 Internal frame men's backpack, green color

Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack

Osprey pack for day trips and lightweight overnight or multi-day backcountry trips, available at The General Store in Spokane.

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Black silhouette of pine trees at night.

Why You Should Night Hike During Spring

Hiking after dark heightens your senses and helps you experience nature in new ways. Find ideas and inspiration in this essay by Heidi Lasher.

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Man hiking through a slot canyon, comprised of sandstone.

Explore Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Travel essay with exploration and recreation ideas for a visit to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.

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Photo of Palouse Falls by Shallan Knowles.

Inland NW Trail & Outdoor News: March-April

Latest news and updates, for March-April 2022, about trails and outdoor recreation around the Inland Northwest.

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Small white and red tent in an open patch on wild bunch grass near Z Lake, with flat topography in the distance and party cloudy blue sky.

Spring Hiking At Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area

Where to explore and what to expect at Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area, in Lincoln County, Wash., less than 1.5 hours west of Spokane.

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