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If you like a leisurely stroll on a Sunday afternoon, a hike along the river, a trail run, a great place to walk your dog, or a challenging mountain bike ride, we have a wide variety of options for you. Our trail system is expanding and your choices are numerous as you experience our great outdoors close to home.

Beacon Hill and Camp Sekani have miles of trails for biking and hiking including the areas largest Free Ride Park and a beginner's mountain bike skill park. To find out more about the Beacon Hill area view the master plan (PDF 6.2 MB).

The Spokane County Regional Trails Plan (PDF 7.0 MB) put together by the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition, Spokane County Building and Planning, Spokane County Parks, Golf, and Recreation is an excellent resource on the region's trail plan.

The Spokane Regional Health District, National Park Service and Inland Trail Coalition partnered to create this wonderful walking map (PDF 1.4 MB) which shows eight local hikes.

Trails can form an interconnected system that: provides transportation alternatives and reduces traffic congestion, creates new recreational opportunities, increases property values, protects natural resources and encourages tourism and business development.

Trails at the Merkel Complex

Two new trails were constructed at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex in 2010:

Riverside State Park Connector Trail

The Riverside State Park Connector Trail links from the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex to Riverside State Park's trail system and the Spokane River. This unpaved trail is approximately 1-mile long with outstanding views of the Spokane River and is perfect for mountain biking, hiking, trail running or walking your dog.

Though expertly designed, the Riverside State Park connector trail is unique due to the fact that it was built entirely by volunteers. See the amazing work accomplished by the Spokane community on our Facebook page, or by coming out to walk it yourself!

Perimeter Trail

The 5K (3.1 mile) Perimeter Trail encircles the entire Merkel Complex and Joe Albi Stadium and was designed to allow neighbors and visitors to bike, run and walk without navigating through parking lots, playing fields, etc. This trail also adjoins to the Connector Trail going down to Riverside State Park.

Fish Lake Trail

Bring your bike out for a great ride. The trail head is at Government Way and Milton Street. Here is a trail brochure with a map (PDF 643 KB) you can print out and take with you.