Spokane, Wash. 

Last month, the Riverside State Park Foundation proudly released the most complete and comprehensive trail map for Washington’s largest state park. Considering Riverside State Park occupies 9,194 acres along the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers, the demand for an accurate and thorough map has been enormous in recent years. The 18” x 24” inch map of Riverside features more detailed information about the four most popular areas on the back, including: the Equestrian Area, Bowl and Pitcher, Seven Mile, and Pine Bluff. 

According to the Foundation president, Lou Haymond, it took more than a year to accurately plot everything with the combined efforts of Park Staff, Foundation members, and a professional map cartographer. The map highlights hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails, but it also pinpoints special places for rock climbing, boat launches, camping sites and picturesque overlooks and includes trail numbers. New trail signs are also in the works at the park, with signs already going up in the 7-mile area. Map sales directly benefit Riverside State Park. The Foundation sells the map through Riverside State Park outlets and cooperating local retailers, such as REI and the Bike Hub. If you are interested in being a retail outlet for the map, please contact Lou Haymond via the Foundations website at Riversidestateparkfoundation.org. The Riverside map and signage project were made possible with the support of Avista and REI. 

Riverside State Park trail map. // Photo by Jon Jonckers.