The paved Centennial Trail is a favorite among bikers as well. For casual riders, the urban section and an ice cream stop at Brain Freeze Creamery may suffice, but ambitious cyclists can follow the trail west into the sprawling pines and towering basalt rock of Riverside State Park, or east all the way to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Need a bike? Spoke n’ Sport is located near the trail and offers rentals. Not sure where to start? ROW Adventures offers guided tours for adults and children.
As you tour the falls you may notice a bunch of purple gondolas gliding over the river. That’s the Spokane Falls SkyRide. It's heralded as one of the best cable rides in the world. Riders gradually descend 200 feet, with the thunderous falls crashing beneath them. Bring your camera. The waterfalls’ spray in this portion of the river is famous for rainbows.
Make a Meal Out of It
For true riverfront dining, check out Anthony’s at Spokane Falls or Clinkerdagger, where you’ll find premium steaks, fresh seafood and an array of fine wines. Just west of the Monroe Street Bridge in the Kendall Yards neighborhood, a batch of restaurants can be found just a few feet from the Centennial Trail. Enjoy locally sourced dining at Central Food, artisan pizza at Veraci, brunch at The Yards Bruncheon, or small plates at The Wandering Table.