Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available
Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2:19 p.m.
A new section of the Centennial Trail has been completed along Summit Boulevard, offering beautiful views of the Spokane River.
The stretch of trail at Mile 25 extends from Bridge Avenue and Summit Boulevard to the intersection of Boone Avenue and Summit Boulevard. It continues west from the new section installed by Kendall Yards last year.
The completed 12 ft.-wide asphalt section is about three-quarters of a mile, and features a new lookout offering spectacular views of the Spokane River below.
Planners are also discussing extending the stretch of trail at some point down Boone Avenue, toward the river.
The new section of trail is part of the federally funded Centennial Trail Gap Project. The project aims to make the trail – a unique and much-loved feature of the area – even more accessible and beautiful for the more than two million people who use it every year.
The 37.5 mile Centennial Trail runs from the Washington/Idaho state line to Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls, WA, winding through Downtown Spokane and Riverside State Park in the process. The Spokane Centennial trail also connects to the North Idaho Centennial Trail, connecting the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene communities with more than 60 miles of trail.