Bowl and Pitcher Loop

Nine Mile Falls, Washington 99026

Bowl and Pitcher Loop

Bowl and Pitcher Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Hike through rock gardens, draws, and uplands of Riverside State Park, Washington’s second largest. The park covers 10,000 acres of forests, rocky canyons, and riverfront, as well as several miles of the splashing and frothing Spokane River.

A large section of this hike follows the 25-Mile Trail, which is a 25-mile-long loop through Riverside State Park. Signposts mark much of the 25-Mile Trail."

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"The first half of the Bowl and Pitcher Loop closely follows the bank of the beautiful Spokane River. You then return on a broad trail through mixed conifer forest to the Swinging Bridge Trailhead. There is plenty of parking, restrooms, and a campground close to the trailhead.

Read the reader board at the east end of the Swinging Bridge, then cross the bridge and begin your hike. As you cross the bridge, the Bowl and Pitcher rock formation is to your right."

"Located in the Bowl and Pitcher area, Riverside State Park west Spokane. Pure singletrack; clean but not simple, this loop or parts of it can be combined , woven into other regimens. Social and well used, don't expect privacy unless you go when most don't.

Bowl and Pitcher Park can be accessed from Downriver Drive or the Aubrey White Parkway (on the east or north side of the river). These two park roads merge at the park’s entry.

The trail has 3.9 miles singletrack, 0.9 miles forest road/doubletrack, and 2.1 miles pavement on dedicated trail."

"Follow a wheelchair-accessible path across the suspension bridge over the Spokane River. Enjoy the rapids and the Bowl and Pitcher’s namesake basalt formations."

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Trail Information

Nine Mile Falls
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
Camping, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
Riverside State Park, 9711 Charles Rd., Nine Mile Falls 99026; (509) 465-5064;
Local Contacts
Riverside State Park Multiuse Trail Map, produced by the Inland Empire Backcountry Horsemen, PO Box 30891, Spokane 99223; (map may be purchased at the state park). National Geographic Washington topo on CD-ROM, disk 4, and Montana Mapping & GPS LLC’s hunting and GPS maps are good topos of the area.
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Oct 2018