Friends of the Centennial Trail assist in the maintenance and development of the Spokane River Centennial Trail and its adjacent parklands through advocacy and funding for its completion, management and restoration; 40 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 name “Centennial” refers to the Trail’s initial construction period, which occurred soon after the Washington State Centennial. Most sections of the Trail were completed between 1989 and 1991. From end to end, 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. Together, our trails span over 60 miles and connect the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene communities.

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Trail Sections

Riverside State Park

The western most section of the Trail begins at Riverside State Park and ends at Sontag Park in Nine Mile. 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 may be taken up at Maringo and extends to Mile 28 near the Downriver Golf Course. This portion is a great option for commuters and those wishing to explore downtown Spokane. Trail users should be aware of trail gaps in this portion and be prepared for some amount of road riding.


For a leisurely ride, the Valley section is the most suitable, with a mostly flat course extending from the state line, past the Spokane Valley Mall, through a treed canopy alongside the river, ending approximately at the Maringo Trailhead (Mile 15) off of Argonne Road in Millwood.