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Stroll and Roll Challenge

Stroll and Roll Challenge

This fall, explore your city in a wellness challenge for all types of lifestyle and levels of fitness. Whether you stroll or roll the 1-mile “Trolley Trail Trek” or follow the Centennial Trail from one side of Spokane to the other in the 15-mile "City Limit Stride", every mile counts! Choose from a variety of preset routes that take you through the City of Spokane’s amazing parks system. Report your accomplishments at the end of each route to be featured on the Spokane City Stroll & Roll Virtual Wall of Fame and see how you stack up to other challengers.

Participants are required to download a free app and create an account to access the routes and record their accomplishments. All participants will receive a unique celebratory “I Love Parks” patch designed by artist Chris Bovey! Registration Opens October 15 and the Challenge ends on 12/31. For more information please email Adriano Eva at aeva@spokanecity.org. $15

Routes

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The Arboretum Stroll (1.3 mi, 143.4 ft elevation gain)

This is one of the most colorful routes of the fall season, and certainly one of the favorites! Take a short 1.3-mile loop around beautiful Finch Arboretum to see the many varieties of trees and stroll alongside the babbling Garden Springs Creek.  Trails may be unmarked for some stretches. The terrain consists of dirt/gravel trails, crossing grass fields, and some pavement as well.

DID YOU KNOW: Finch's iconic white willow tree is one of the largest in the state!
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Rimrock View Loop (1.6 mi, 101.7 ft elevation gain)

The Rimrock View Loop is a easy, off of the beaten path roll or stroll loop with 100 ft elevation gain and plenty of breathtaking views. The terrain is dirt/gravel with some rough and rocky terrain.

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High Bridge Loop (1.6 mi, 41 ft elevation gain)

This relaxing 1.6-mile loop around High Bridge Park takes you along the west side beautiful Latah Creek, under the Sunset Bridge, a train bridge and the I-90 overpass before crossing the 11th St Bridge and back down the east side of the creek. You'll encounter gravel, dirt, and paved pathways with some rough terrain. 

DID YOU KNOW: Between 1914 and 1979, a 3,000-foot long, 160-foot high Union Pacific Railroad trestle spanned over the top of High Bridge Park. You can still see the abutments for this "high bridge" for which the park was named alongside the Sandifur Bridge in neighboring People's Park.

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Indian Trail Park Neighborhood Loop (1.97 mi, 127.3 ft elevation gain)

This is a nice neighborhood loop that starts and ends at Indian Trail Park. The loop includes flat as well as downhill and some uphill terrain. Good for all ages and sidewalks throughout the loop. Please be careful of some intersections as no signage is present and local traffic doesn't always slow down when going through intersections.

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Trolley Trail Trek - Out & Back (2 mi, 87.6 ft elevation gain)

Explore a stretch of Spokane's rail history on this fun and easy out-and-back route. Trolley Trail Conservation Area is the remnants of an electric trolley line that ran from Spokane to Cheney and Medical Lake in the early 1900s.

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Audubon Downriver Dash (2.1 mi, 132.5 ft elevation gain)

Explore the gorgeous Audubon Downriver Neighborhood as you make your way on this easy 2-mile loop beginning and ending at historic Audubon Park. 

DID YOU KNOW: Established in 1816, Downriver Golf Course is Spokane's oldest.

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Audubon to Drumheller Springs (2.24 mi, 132.5 ft elevation gain)

This easy 2-mile loop takes you from historic Audubon Park to one of Spokane's Hidden Gems: Drumheller Springs Park. The Drumheller Springs area was the site of Chief Spokane Garry's school and a common stopping spot for the Spokane Indians as they made their way from the Little Spokane River to the Spokane Falls and back because of its freshwater spring. Though its flow can vary throughout the year, you can still see the spring to this day! You'll encounter gravel, dirt, and paved pathways with some rough and rocky terrain. Steps are required to access the spring between Ash Pl and Ash St.

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Ben Burr Trail - Out & Back (2.5 mi, 195.5 ft elevation)

This fun 2.4-mile out-and-back jaunt takes you between Underhill and Liberty Park along a former railroad line was part of the old Spokane and Inland Empire Railroad Company. 

DID YOU KNOW: Before the construction of Interstate 90, Liberty Park spanned all the way to Arthur Street. You can spot some of the ruins from Old Liberty Park at the southeast corner of the intersection of Third Avenue and Arthur Street (not part of this route).

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Woodridge/Pacific Park Easy Loop (3 mi, 104.3 ft elevation gain)

This route starts and finishes at Woodridge school. There are sections of this route that do not have sidewalks, but the entire route is on paved streets. The route is relatively flat with a small section of a slight grade from Greenwood back to Pacific Park. There is a splash pad at Pacific Park to cool off during the summer months if the weather is hot.

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Garfield and Garland (3 mi, 134.2 ft elevation gain)

Explore the lovely Emerson Garfield Neighborhood and charming Garland District in this intermediate 3-mile loop. Start at beautiful Corbin Park and make your way up to Glass Ave for beautiful city views before cutting up to Garland. Make your way back to Glass Ave and down along Courtland Ave taking in more city sites before the last stretch through the beautiful Corbin Park area. 

DID YOU KNOW: Corbin Park was originally a horse racing track from 1887 until 1899.

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South Hill Scramble (3.5 mi, 217.2 ft elevation gain)

This 3.5-mile loop takes you through four of Spokane's historic South Hill parks. Start at Edwidge Woldson Park (FKA Pioneer Park), home to the historic D.C. Corbin House and Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens. Climb your way up the Tiger Trail stairs to find spectacular city views before making your way to Cliff Park, whose volcanic outcropping was once used as a lookout by the Spokane Tribe. Swing through Cannon Hill Park with its picturesque pond and gorgeous surrounding neighborhood before you head to and through beautiful Manito Park, a former Zoo turned premier garden park. 

NOTICE: This route begins and ends with stairs.

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Five Mile Prairie Loop (4 mi, 73 ft elevation gain)

This easy walking route starts and ends at Sky Prairie Park on 5 Mile Prairie. The route is flat with some walking trails, walking along the roadside shoulder, and a variety of new neighborhoods. An easy 4 mile walking route for all ages. 

DID YOU KNOW: Established in 1998, Sky Prairie Park is one of Spokane's youngest parks.

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Palisades Loop (4.3 mi, 231 ft elevation gain)

Take in city views along the edge of basalt cliffs as you explore the flora and fauna of Palisades Park! At 4.3 miles and 231 feel of elevation gain, this route will leave you feeling accomplished but not exhausted. Gravel and dirt pathways throughout with some rough and rocky terrain.

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River Gorge Loop (4.6 mi, 310 ft elevation gain)

Explore Spokane's River Gorge on this 4.6-mile loop starting and ending at Redband Field (FKA Glover Field). Amble through the beautiful Peaceful Valley neighborhood on your way to People's Park, then cross the Sandifur Bridge before linking up with the Centennial Trail. Follow the route through Kendall Yards and the Herbert M. Hamblen Conservation Area, crossing over the Maple Street Bridge and under the Monroe Street bridge. Finally, make your way to and through Riverfront Park before making an easy descent back to your starting point. You'll encounter gravel, dirt, and paved pathways. You may be required to make a detour due to downtown construction or road work.

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Mission to Camp Sekani - Out & Back (4.7 mi, 85 ft elevation gain)

This is the perfect fall route! Both the roller and the stroller will enjoy nature's artistry on full display as leaves change colors daily along the Spokane River. With the exception of a few street crossings and a short sidewalk walk/ street ride, this route stays on the Centennial Trail. Elevation gain: 85

DID YOU KNOW: Formerly a Boy Scout camp, Camp Sekani is home to Jamboree Disc Golf Course and some amazing mountain biking trails!

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Pacific/Barnes Grade/Woodridge Loop (4.7 mi, 429 ft elevation gain)

Starting and ending at Pacific Park, this course follows neighborhood streets with sidewalks stretching the entire course except for a section at the top of Barnes Hill Course is challenging, especially the Barnes Rd. hill that has a 12% grade that covers about 1/2 mile. Pacific Park has a splash pad to cool off afterwards during the summer months!

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Webster/Albi/Merkel Loop (4.9 mi, 150 ft elevation gain)

WAM Loop-Webster, Albi, Merkel. Some dirt trails, sidewalk, bike lanes and pavedroads make this a fun ride, walk or run for all. Elevation gain 150 ft.

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Montana Loop (4.9 mi, 220 ft elevation gain)

This Montana-shaped loop is more of a roller than a stroller as it has been mapped on biking route, with a short stretch of shoulder walking/bike riding. The elevation gain is 220 ft.

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Lincoln Park Loop (6.4 mi, 469 ft elevation gain)

This challenging 6.4-mile route through the Lincoln Heights, Perry, and Rockwood Neighborhoods will familiarize you with four popular City parks, the Ben Burr Trail, and the hidden gem Olmsted Triangle Parks. Start in upper Lincoln Park and make your way through to the lower level and out onto 17th St before cutting down Fiske St and connecting up with the Ben Burr trail at Underhill Park. Follow the trail to Liberty Park before beginning your ascent back up the the hill, through Grant Park, eventually making you way to S Rockwood Blvd where you will snake along by the three Olmsted Triangle Parks, and finally back to your destination. With 469 of elevation, this ride isn't for the faint of heart! You'll encounter gravel, dirt, and paved pathways with some rough and rocky terrain. 

DID YOU KNOW: Before Grant Playfield was expanded to make Grant Park, an oval shaped park called Stadacona Park existed between S. Ivory St and S. Arthur St. Though it was enveloped by Grant Park, you can still see where it once was as you make your way along 11th Ave. Notice how Grant Park bumps out in a half circle? -- That's half of the oval that made up Stadacona Park!

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Franklin Park Loop (7 mi, 60 ft elevation gain)

This 7-mile roll & stroll route with a minimum elevation gain of only 60 feet takes you through the Northtown, Whitman, and Hillyard Neighborhoods, and by five City parks! Walkers/Runners: Attention to casual sidewalk and intersection hazard is recommended. Bikers: Most of the route doesn't have dedicated bike lanes!

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Rimrock to Riverside (7.3 mi, 424 ft elevation gain)

Starting at Rimrock Conservation Area, make your way along Palisades Park taking in beautiful city views before winding your way down to George Wright Cemetery to connect up with the Centennial Trail. Follow the route through Riverside State Park and cross the famous swinging bridge before arriving at your destination in Bowl and Pitcher Area. You'll encounter gravel, dirt, and paved pathways with some rough and rocky terrain.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: While parking at Rimrock is free, parking at Riverside State Park requires a Discover Pass. State Park Hours are from 8:00 a.m. to Dusk.

Be very careful on Houston Rd. as you will be sharing the road with vehicles.

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Mission to Camp Sekani - Out & Back (9.3 mi, 115 ft elevation gain)

This is the perfect fall route! Both the roller and the stroller will enjoy nature's artistry on full display as leaves change colors daily along the Spokane River. With the exception of a few street crossings and a short sidewalk walk/ street ride, this route stays on the Centennial Trail.

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City Limit Stride (15 mi, 735 ft elevation gain)

Starting at Riverside State Park, follow the Centennial Trail from one City boundary to the other in our ultimate challenge! 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Parking at Riverside State Park requires a Discover Pass. Park Hours are 8:00 a.m. to Dusk.

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Lincoln Park, Altamont, Ben Burr Loop (2.84 mi, 243 ft elevation gain)

Starting and ending at Lincoln Heights Park, via Ben Burr Trail, the participant will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the best hidden secrets of the South Hill neighborhood.

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Wall of Fame

See how you stack up to your peers! The Wall of Fame ranking is based on total mileage completed and is divided between walkers/runners and bikers for fairness. This wall is updated at the beginning of every week. Report your completed routes to be featured on the wall!