Mirabeau Point Park in 360

Spokane Valley Recreation

Spokane Valley is the ideal jumping off point for outdoor adventures. The city lies along both banks of the beautiful Spokane River. Visitors can book a guided fishing, paddling or rafting trip. Kayaking enthusiasts can enjoy park and play rapids such as Sullivan Hole and Zoo Wave.  For those who prefer to experience the river by foot or bike, the paved Centennial Trail runs along the shore.  At Mirabeau Point Park, hikers can explore 55 acres, or bring the kids to CenterPlace's multi-sensory Discovery Playground.

The Dishman Hills Nature Area trails weave through nearly 2,500 acres of nature preserve. In the winter, world-class skiing can be found at five regional resorts.

One Day Adventures in Spokane Valley

Family Fun Day


A Play Day on the River
  • Late spring through summer is the best time to enjoy a rafting, floating or kayaking trip down the Spokane River. Use your own equipment (don’t forget to check river levels and wear safety equipment) or hire a local company/guide service to assist.
  • Enjoy a local brew and dinner at one of Spokane Valley’s many breweries, including: Twelve String Brewing, Badass Backyard Brewing, V-Twin Brewing, English Setter, and Hopped Up.


Bike & Wine in Spokane Valley
  • Begin with a Spokane Valley favorite: breakfast at Little Euro, conveniently located on Sprague the center of the city.
  • Bring your own bicycle or rent bikes from The Bike Hub (three blocks from Appleway Trail), Fitness Fanatics (adjacent to Centennial Trail) or Traverse Ski and Bike. Hop on the Appleway Trail to ride through Spokane Valley or the Centennial Trail to enjoy a gentle breeze while riding adjacent to the Spokane River.
  • Slowdown in the afternoon and taste some local wines at Latah Creek Wine Cellars and Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. Note: Arbor Creek sponsors music concerts at its Cliff House on Thursday and Sunday evenings, May through September.


Summer: Two great views – Dishman Hills and Indians Baseball  
  • Begin with breakfast or lunch at Cottage Café, a local favorite, old school American eatery.
  • Enjoy a scenic hike at Dishman Hills Natural Area (and earn a beautiful view of the valley as you near the top of the hill).
  • Cool down with a tasty treat from Pete & Belle’s Ice Cream Shop or the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
  • Cheer on the Spokane Indians Class A minor league baseball team at Avista Stadium. Games are scheduled June through early September.


Winter: Ski adventures combined with Indoor Fun
  • Begin with breakfast or lunch at Cottage Café, a local favorite and old school American eatery.
  • If snow levels permit, enjoy a cross country ski at Dishman Hills Natural Area or along the Appleway and Centennial trails. If you prefer to downhill ski, Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is a short 45-minute drive north.
  • For an indoor winter activity – visit the Spokane Valley Escape room, attend a local Sip’n Paint class, or decorate your own dish at Polka Dot Pottery. Multiple businesses offer these opportunities in Spokane Valley.


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