Centennial Trail State Park is a 37 mile paved trail, managed by Riverside State Park. The park consists of a paved trail meandering along the Spokane River and extending from Nine Mile Falls to the Idaho state line. The trail allows hikers, bikers, inline skaters, and other foot-powered travelers to enjoy a leisurely stroll or an energetic workout. The trail is marked by sites of historic and archaeological interest.
Washington State Parks is currently working with the Spokane Tribes and the Friends of the Centennial Trail to create marking and interpretation of over 40 sites. Contact Riverside State Park for questions regarding interpretive opportunities at 509-465-5064
The park, which is a 37-mile-long trail, is open to hikers, mountain bikers, joggers, roller-bladers and (in some spots) equestrians. The trailheads are marked with the Centennial Trail logo.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
This is a day-use park, but two campgrounds are available at nearby Riverside State Park, located at mile 31 of the Centennial Trail. The Bowl and Pitcher area campground has 16 standard campsites, 16 utility hookup sites with electricity and water, one dump station, and two restrooms both with showers. Maximum site length is 45-feet (limited availability). The Nine Mile Recreation Area, two miles past the end of the trail, has three tent sites and 21 RV sites of varying length.
Reservations for Riverside State Park and Nine Mile Recreation Area can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
Visitors also can see the remains of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, the site of the 1974 World’s Fair (in Spokane) and the Great Northern Railroad depot clock tower, built in 1902. The Deep Creek Canyon part of the trail is home to fossil beds surveyed by the Center for Northwest Anthropology at Washington State University. They are believed to be 11,000 years old.