For a different vantage point, walk across the street and down into Huntington Park, to see the lower falls. A feat of ingenuity, the lower falls spin turbines bringing hydroelectric power to the entire region. Take a break by the water and relax in the flush greens of the new city park created just so we could enjoy the beauty of the Spokane Falls that much more.
But downtown Spokane isn’t the only place to walk along the water. In Northwest Spokane, the river carves its way through Riverside State Park where there’s a network of waterside trails to explore. Walk over the Bowl and Pitcher and look on as rafters plow through the river’s rapids seeking adventure.
The Centennial Trail continues through Spokane Valley. Here, the river calms into a tranquil flow, great for a contemplative walk, easy jog, or mellow stroll. Join the river walk at Mirabeau Park where you can enjoy a picnic with family and friends and watch the children play at the Discovery Playground before or after walking along the water. Venture off the trail and climb around the boulders and rocks along the river’s edge – it’s safe for everyone, but always exercise caution when along the Spokane River.
The Spokane River and Spokane Falls are a must see and must enjoy attraction for every visitor to our city. We invite you to lace up your shoes, pack a picnic and bring your camera along as you enjoy this natural marvel that makes our city a place of beauty and might no matter what time of year you stop by.