Little Spokane Natural Area, Washington, United States


4.5 (35 reviews) Spent Ranking #41 in Spokane Nature & Wildlife Areas

Peaceful!

Trail of the Painted Rocks is a beautiful trail along the Little Spokane River! It is about 3.6 miles one way so plan for this! You can park a car at both ends of the trail or hike part way and turn around! There are sometimes moose along the river as well as other wild life and birds. Be sure to bring the binoculars and the camera!

Address

Rutter Parkway , Spokane, Washington, United States.

Website

http://www.riversidestatepark.org/little

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Thursday, April 18, 2024, 23:26

User Ratings

4.5 based on (35 reviews)

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Reviews


  • 5Daniel K 5:00 PM Jul 20, 2014
    Easy and beautiful river to kayak
    I finally found the time to run this stretch of the Little Spokane River this summer and wished I had done this years ago. I put in at the boat launch near St. George's school (turn left at the entrance and it is about a half mile down the road on your right--a Discovery Pass is needed if you park your car at the launch). I went at 6:45 am on a Monday morning and had the river to myself all the way down to the take out spot near Nine Mile dam. The river is a gentle ride with no development on either side of the river. Not deep and not too fast. Lots of ducks. Saw two bald eagles and one osprey. If you paddle all the way the trip takes ninety minutes. If you choose to just drift with the current it can take up to three hours. You would never know while paddling down this river that the city of Spokane is close by. You feel like you are miles and miles from civilization. Peaceful and quiet. Weekends are a bit busier so early morning of week days is the best time for this peaceful time out on the water. Do it today.

  • 5Trish V 5:00 PM Jul 28, 2013
    Peaceful!
    Trail of the Painted Rocks is a beautiful trail along the Little Spokane River! It is about 3.6 miles one way so plan for this! You can park a car at both ends of the trail or hike part way and turn around! There are sometimes moose along the river as well as other wild life and birds. Be sure to bring the binoculars and the camera!

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