Spokane River Centennial Trail
About the Trail
The Spokane River Centennial Trail is a designated National Recreation Trail. It was designated a National Recreation Trail on May 24, 2010, joining 30 other recreational trails in 15 states. The trail is managed by Washington State Parks as Centennial Trail State Park,but maintained cooperatively by each jurisdiction the trail travels through (Click here to view the Centennial Trail Maintenance Responsibility Map).
The Centennial Trail is a nearly 40-mile paved recreational trail for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles. The trail stretches from Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls, Washington to the Washington / Idaho state line. It continues another 24 miles beyond the Washington state border into Idaho as the North Idaho Centennial trail through Post Falls and into Coeur d'Alene.
For more information about the Centennial Trail and to view maps, access points, and photo galleries and more, please visit the Friends of the Centennial Trail and North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation websites.
Please note that the Washington State Discover Pass is only required at Centennial Trail "Trailheads" within Riverside State Park. The pass is not required at other trailheads (Maringo, Islands, Barker, etc.).
Six Year Maintenance Plan
The Centennial Trail Coordinating Council (made up of State Parks, Spokane Valley, Spokane, Spokane County, Liberty Lake and Friends of the Centennial Trail [non-voting member]) has adopted the first ever maintenance plan for the Centennial Trail. The plan lays out a road map for utilizing the Centennial Trail Joint Board Fund - a fund that each voting member of the Council contributes $20,000 a year towards - to maintain and improve the trail.
Projects scheduled for 2016 include pot hole repair, edge repair, and crack seal work along the entire Washington stretch of the trail. In 2018, the plan's goal is to complete a new asphalt surface (overlay) along a 12-mile stretch of the trail, from the Idaho Stateline to Denny Ashlock Bridge (near Plante's Ferry).
For more details, please check out the Centennial Trail Six Year Maintenance Plan (PDF).