Date: May 7, 2017
Location: Riverside State Park, Spokane
Distance: 6+ miles
Elevation Gain: 1000 ft
This trail was tricky for couple reasons: I misread WTA’s fuzzy direction; Deep Creek and Coulee Creek are both flowing rivers. As a result, I backtracked a couple times adding about 1.5 extra miles to the loop, and waded the creeks 3 times on route. Above, Deep Creek. Below, basalt rock forming the canyon
Most of the trail is wide and and well marked.
At the high point (? Pine Bluff), one can see downtown Spokane – above, Mt. Spokane and Spokane River – below
The trail then descends to a beautiful grassland, albeit shadowed by power lines.
Looking back at the ridge I just descended from.