Centennial Trail

Riverside State Park, Washington

Distance2.9mi
Elevation Gain392ft
Trailhead Elevation1,879ft
Top1,881ft
Elevation Min/Max1661/1881ft
Elevation Start/End1879/1879ft

Centennial Trail

Centennial Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Spokane County, Washington. It is within Riverside State Park. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 1,879 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 392 feet. The Morin Trailhead and Wilber Trailhead parkings and the Bowl and Pitcher Overlook viewpoint are near the trailhead. There are also waste baskets, restrooms, and an information map. Along the trail there is an information board. This trail connects with the following: Trail 10, Trail 212, Trail 211 and Trail 25.

Centennial Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Five miles west of downtown Spokane on the Spokane River. Great views of the river, Bowl and Pitcher Park and Riverside State Park access. Depending on weather, can be ridden at least three seasons. The entire trail is paved."

"Located in Spokane and east to Spokane Valley 10 miles. Following the Spokane River most of the route; transition between urban and wild environments. Great training ride in off-hours; very social at peak hours. Kiosks at trailheads with posted "You Are Here" markers. The trail is almost completely paved."

"Hike the paved Centennial Trail from Sontag Park Trailhead near Nine Mile Falls through Riverside State Park to Military Cemetery Trailhead. This is the most scenic part of the 37-mile-long Centennial Trail and the section that is best adapted to hikers. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the viewpoints overlooking the sometimes calm, sometimes frothing Spokane River.

Dogs are permitted on a leash. Bicyclists are the most common users of the Centennial Trail. This entire trail is accessible for people with physical challenges."

"Hike the paved Centennial Trail from the Sontag Park Trailhead near Nine Mile Falls through Riverside State Park to the Military Cemetery Trailhead.

This is the most scenic part of the 37-mile-long Centennial Trail and the section that is best adapted to hikers. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the viewpoints overlooking the sometimes calm, sometimes frothing Spokane River."

Centennial Trail Reviews

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6/7/2010
Overall, this was a pretty awesome ride. The scenery on the west side of the river is just spectacular. You look down from the trail into the gorge with the river, and are surrounded by nothing but pine forest. You really get the feeling your out in the woods alone. After you cross 7 mile bridge, you start riding on the side of the road, and there are some more spectacular views of the river. The water is so high this year, it actually looks like you're in a bayou. The only reason I rated it at 4 stars is the fact that the whole ride on the east side of the river is on the road with no bike lane, and you pass by a sewage treatment plant at one point. The path is mostly flat with one pretty steep hill, one or two moderate hills, and then the rest are gradual. For the most part, it's just a nice scenic ride.
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Trail Information

Riverside State Park
Nearby City
Riverside State Park
Parks
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Mountain Biking
Additional Use
Views
Features
Riverside State Park, 9711 Charles Rd., Nine Mile Falls 99026; (509) 465-5064; riversidestatepark.org
Local Contacts
Washington State Parks Riverside State Park brochure and map, available for free at state park headquarters and the Bowl and Pitches campground entrance. Riverside State Park Multiuse Trail Map, produced by the Inland Empire Backcountry Horsemen, PO Box 30891, Spokane 99223; www.iebch.com; map may be purchased at the state park. National Geographic Washington topo map on CD-ROM, disk 4. Montana Mapping & GPS LLC’s hunting and GPS maps, available at www.huntinggpsmaps.com
Local Maps