Cross Country Ski & Fat Bike Trails

We are pleased to announce a new pilot program to groom cross country ski and fat bike trails at select locations around Spokane this winter. Grooming conditions are very weather dependent; Please call our snowline at 509-363-5418 for updated information. Please heed all signage on trails and follow best practices when using groomed trails.

A big thank you to the folks who made this happen: Indian Canyon Golf Course crews, Downriver Golf Course crews, Park Operations, Urban Forestry, Wheel Sport, Bike Hub & Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance, Mountain Gear, Fitness Fanatics, Spokane County Parks and Recreation, WA State Parks, Palisades Park Neighborhood, and Volunteers Groomers.

Cross Country Ski Best Practices

  • STAY ON DESIGNATED TRAILS
  • Always check trail conditions and obey all signs and posted warnings.
  • Pets on groomed trails must be leashed
  • Always maintain control of your speed and direction. Ski in such a manner that you can stop or avoid other skiers or hazards.
  • Ski within your abilities and time allowances.
  • Don't block intersections and avoid stopping in the middle of hills. Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible to others. Move off the trail quickly if you fall or during rest stops and equipment adjustments. If you fall, fill in sitzmarks.
  • Move to the right to yield the track to a faster skier or to a skier coming downhill. On two-way trails, faster skiers and descending skiers have the right-of-way. To pass another skier, call "Track".
  • Always ski to the right when meeting on-coming skiers and when skiing on double track.
  • Don't walk in the set tracks or on the groomed trail. Keep to the side of the trail.
  • Don't litter – take out what you bring in.

Fat Bike Best Practices

  • STAY ON DESIGNATED TRAILS
  • Always check trail conditions and obey all signs and posted warnings.
  • Pets on groomed trails must be leashed
  • Always maintain control of your speed and direction. Ski in such a manner that you can stop or avoid other skiers or hazards.
  • Yield to all other users when riding. Skiers don't have brakes but you do!
  • Do not ride on or in the XC ski tracks.
  • Leave room for skiers to pass.
  • Be an ambassador for the sport: stay polite, educate other riders, and follow the rules.
  • Don't litter – take out what you bring in.

Indian Canyon (XC Ski Only)

The trailhead for the Indian Canyon cross country ski track is located at Whittier Park, 3405 W Hartson Ave Spokane WA 99224.

Dwight Merkel (XC Ski and Fat Bike)

The trailhead for the Dwight Merkel cross country ski and fat bike track is located at 5701 N Assembly St, Spokane, WA 99205.