Friends of the Centennial Trail assist in the maintenance and development of the Spokane River Centennial Trail and adjacent parklands through advocacy and funding for its completion, management and safety. Forty miles long, the Centennial Trail begins at the Washington/Idaho state line and ends at Lake Spokane in Nine Mile Falls, Washington. Our one-of-a-kind Trail has its metropolitan center section in downtown Spokane in Riverfront Park, and branches out to more rural east and west endpoints. The Trail’s path generally follows the contours of the Spokane River, allowing access for many types of outdoor non-motorized recreational activities.

The Trail’s initial construction period between 1989-1991 was in celebration of the Washington State Centennial. All 40 miles are completely paved; thirty seven miles are safe, separated Class 1 Trail. The Spokane River Centennial Trail connects with the North Idaho Centennial Trail, which runs east from the Washington/Idaho stateline through Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene. Together, the trails span over 60 miles, connecting the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene communities.

Please note that the 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.