This 100-acre park runs along the Spokane River and was created in 1974 for a World’s Fair Expo event. The paved Centennial Trail winds through the park and is perfect for walkers, bikers or joggers. Spokane Falls is the highlight of any visit to the park. Take the trail past the upper and lower falls. From March to May visitors can feel the ground shake from the power of the cascading water Don’t miss the hand carved carousel or the historic Great Northern Clock Tower.
Riverside State Park
If you enjoy year around outdoor activity, visit Riverside State Park, just north of Spokane. This park has something for everyone including rock climbing, biking, horseback riding and hiking. In the summer there are 600 acres of special terrain, perfect for off road vehicles. Enjoy paddle boarding on the Little Snake River. There are 50 miles of trails created for hikers and mountain bikers. In winter, enjoy snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding.
Nez Pierce National Historic Park
This unique park spans 4 states and has 38 individual historic sites. The park focuses on the history and culture of the Nez Pierce people. Buffalo Eddy is a cluster of petroglyphs set in the rocks above sharp ends in the Snake River. These petroglyphs are thought to be 4500 years old. The entrance to Buffalo Eddy is 18 miles south of Asotin on the Snake River Road.
Hells Gate State Park
Hells Gate State Park is a recreational area and the entrance to Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon in North America. Located just across the border in Idaho, the park is home to the Lewis and Clark Discovery center. The park offers all levels of trails great for biking, horseback riding, jogging or hiking. Hells Gate Marina is the perfect spot to begin exploring the Snake River with boating tours, kayaking and canoeing.