Riverside State Park Trail (RSP Trail), Spokane 

Directions: RSP is well-signed.  Located in the NW area of Spokane city limits, it is a short drive from downtown.

Trail Information: I often park at the Bowl and Pitcher Recreation area to begin my run. Turning downstream after crossing the suspended foot bridge offers miles of winding trails with many small ascents and descents.  Use caution as some parts of the trail have
lots of loose rocks. Keeping the river on my right for about 4 miles allows for great scenery and a fun experience.  The choice is to loop back on the same trail or to explore the many trails that exist away from the river.  Some of these trails offer steep climbs and scenic views.  Be on the lookout for the occasional mtn-biker or horseback rider, although I rarely see either.

gary franks