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Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher Snowshoe

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
47.6964, -117.4950 Map & Directions
Length
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
500 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Take a wonderful winter walk or snowshoe at the Riverside State Park – Bowl and Pitcher Snowshoe. Photo by Kimberly Thompson. Full-size image

This loop route begins and ends near the campground at Bowl and Pitcher and includes a trip across the footbridge over the Spokane River both going and returning. Continue reading

  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass
Rating
5.00 out of 5

Hiking Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher Snowshoe

This loop route begins and ends near the campground at Bowl and Pitcher and includes a trip across the footbridge over the Spokane River both going and returning.

Once across the bridge on the way out, turn right and head downstream on trail 25 for a short distance, watching for trail 210 on the left after approximately 1/8-mile. Trail 210 climbs for a short distance before crossing Centennial Trail at a small plateau, then continues to climb to a bluff overlooking the Spokane River through an old burn.

Go to the end of the bluff and down the short hill, then join Centennial Trail and follow it for a short jaunt to the left before veering right again to continue on single-track towards the river.

Along river's edge, rejoin trail 25 and turn right, following it upstream to return to Bowl and Pitcher. If the snow isn't too deep, this is a good trek to try with micro-spikes instead.

Hike Description Written by
Holly Weiler, WTA Correspondent

Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher Snowshoe

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.6964, -117.4950 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Interstate 90, take the Maple Street Bridge exit, Exit 280. Go north across the Maple Street Bridge, and about one mile further north to Maxwell St., where you will turn left. Follow Maxwell as it winds west and then north as Pettit Drive past the golf course and into Riverside State Park. The trailhead is at Bowl and Pitcher, about two miles north of the park entrance along Aubrey L. White Parkway. Discover Pass required.

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Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

(#25), (#210)

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Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher Snowshoe

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