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Little Spokane Natural Area

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Rutter Parkway, Spokane, WA
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Little spokane river, wildlife, great views.

I have ran into moose, floated the Little Spokane River. You can hike for 8-10 miles taking the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Ricbryant
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Spokane, Washington
Nice hiking area despite the recent fire

In 2015 there was a fire that came through part of this park, but that doesn't detract from the... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
GPSBemer
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Newport, Washington
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“nine mile” (2 reviews)
“the river” (11 reviews)
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Rutter Parkway, Spokane, WA
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have ran into moose, floated the Little Spokane River. You can hike for 8-10 miles taking the whole loop. Great views of the Nine Mile area and long walk. Lots of nature and Indian hieroglyphs.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

In 2015 there was a fire that came through part of this park, but that doesn't detract from the trails or the scenery! Just remember your Parks Pass! Parking lot can be jammed on busy summer days, so come early. Great trails, water access for...More

Thank GPSBemer
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

You can hike or even better paddle. It is a special place, very quiet and beautiful. You might see beavers or other animals.

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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This was a lovely walk with a little bit of "rock scrambling" and a wonderful, all natural trail wide enough for 1-2 abreast. I took lots of pictures of twisted trees, moss bunches hanging like fruit, the swamp and the river. We saw deer and...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

A great spot to relax and enjoy river running at a leisurely pace. Set in by the George school north of the river then have a pick up vehicle at the natural area. Relax and have fun.

1  Thank Becky F
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The little Spokane is one of the most beautiful areas in Spokane. There is Indian Painted Rocks which is a natural area (no dogs allowed because of wild life being present at times) with a beautiful foot path Trail that follows the river. There are...More

1  Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

Although near town and with some nearby homes, this is one of the best natural areas I've ever visited. A three-hour canoe trip down the Little Spokane River offers true beauty & Mother Nature at her best with plenty of wildlife from turtles & racoons...More

1  Thank Phillip M
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

A nice area that is relatively close to downtown Spokane. The river is slow moving so it is good to float and easy to kayak. Also offers some easy hiking trails, which makes it a nice area for families.

Thank 611nicholash
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

If you are a bird watcher, go here and be prepared to hike. Catbirds! in Washington and a handful of other songbirds that you won't find to the west of Spokane. Watch for rattlers and take bugspray, water, a hat, and a walking stick. Some...More

1  Thank TalieOwl
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Best seen on a weekday early in the day if in the summer time. As the water drops, there are more snags to avoid so the area is best paddled earlier in the summer or even in the spring. Would have seen more wildlife if...More

1  Thank PullmanCougar
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