Jack Wolfskin kid backpack with blue main compartment, black rain cover, and black straps.

Gear: Kids Backpacking & Hiking Packs

German-gear maker Jack Wolfskin has feature-filled kids’ bags for hiking, backpacking, and other travel adventures.

Jack Wolfskin Mosquito-Proof Jacket- zippered front, hood, long sleeves, and solid-light brown colored.

Gear Review: Jack Wolfskin Mosquito-Proof Clothing

Jack Wolfskin Lakeside Collection of shirts, pants, and jackets made of breathable, biocide-free, mosquito-repelling, organic cotton.

Princeton Tec LED dual light headlamp, black with black adjustable headband.

Gear Review: Princeton Tec Rechargeable Headlamp

Made in the U.S.A., the Princeton Tec Axis rechargeable, LED headlamp has three light modes and a burn time of 15 hours.

Gregory Arrio 18 Day Hiking Pack, solid black

Gear: Gregory Arrio 18 Day Hiking Pack

Gregory’s Arrio 18 Day Hiking Pack is lightweight and comfortable, with plenty of room for everything you’ll need on any day hike.

Sunset on the horizon of the hillside with view of the Little Spokane River in the Waikiki Springs natural area. Trees and bushes in the meadow alongside the river.

Aster Trail Completed at Waikiki Springs Preserve

The new Aster Trail was completed at Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve, in northwest Spokane, and two more trails are under construction.

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 – Winter 2022

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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