Welcome!  Friends of the Centennial Trail advocate for maintenance and completion of the Spokane River Centennial Trail, connecting trails and adjacent park lands.  This 63 mile, two-state National Recreation Trail is a treasure for Inland Northwest residents and visitors.  Over 39 miles in eastern Washington span from the state line through Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley, Spokane, Riverside State Park and end in Nine Mile Falls, Washington. Heading east from the state line, 24 miles extend through Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Centennial Trail initial construction period between 1989-1991 was in celebration of the Washington State Centennial. The Trail generally follows the contours of the Spokane River, allowing access for many types of outdoor non-motorized recreational activities.  All miles are completely paved; thirty seven miles are safe, separated Class 1 Trail.

A Washington State Discover Pass is only required on vehicles parked at Centennial Trail “Trailheads” within Riverside State Park. The pass is not required at other trailheads (Maringo, Islands, Barker, etc.).

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Trail Sections

Riverside State Park

The western-most section of the Centennial Trail (Miles 27-39) begins at the south side of TJ Meenach Bridge, behind Spokane Falls Community College, in Riverside State Park. It ends at the Nine Mile Falls Recreation Area. This is by far the most challenging section of the Trail. Users are rewarded for their exertion with breathtaking views of the river and the wild beauty of Riverside State Park.


The Urban section (Miles 13.5-27) follows Upriver Drive, continues through Mission Park, Gonzaga and Riverpoint campuses, through Riverfront Park, Kendall Yards and the West Central neighborhood and takes you south across TJ Meenach Bridge. This portion is a great option for commuters and those wishing to explore downtown Spokane. Trail users should be aware of challenging intersections at Mission Park and construction in Riverfront Park and Post Street Bridge.


For a leisurely ride, the Valley section (Miles 0-13.5) is the most suitable, with a mostly flat span extending west from the state line, past the Spokane Valley Mall, through a treed canopy alongside the river, ending approximately at the Maringo Trailhead, just east of Argonne Road in Millwood.