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“Easy and beautiful river to kayak”

Little Spokane Natural Area
Ranked #36 of 103 things to do in Spokane
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I finally found the time to run this stretch of the Little Spokane River this summer and wished I had done this years ago. I put in at the boat launch near St. George's school (turn left at the entrance and it is about a half mile down the road on your right--a Discovery Pass is needed if you park your car at the launch). I went at 6:45 am on a Monday morning and had the river to myself all the way down to the take out spot near Nine Mile dam. The river is a gentle ride with no development on either side of the river. Not deep and not too fast. Lots of ducks. Saw two bald eagles and one osprey. If you paddle all the way the trip takes ninety minutes. If you choose to just drift with the current it can take up to three hours. You would never know while paddling down this river that the city of Spokane is close by. You feel like you are miles and miles from civilization. Peaceful and quiet. Weekends are a bit busier so early morning of week days is the best time for this peaceful time out on the water. Do it today.

3  Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Quiet area north of town for a quiet walk in beautiful nature. Easy to follow trail, gentle hike, appropriate for all ages.

Thank QuanYinLynne
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

It is hard to believe that this area is so close to an urban environment. We like to put our kayaks in at the launch point near St. George's and pull out at the take out near 9-mile. During our trip on Sunday we got to see and hear lots of birds, ducks, blue heron, a golden eagle, fish, turtles, and a bull moose. We look forward to our next visit. Please remember that you need a Washington State Discovery Pass at both the put-in and take-out location and it closes at dusk. There is a shuttle service on Saturdays.

Thank NSP9454
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

In at St. George's School (or upstream at the Natural Area), floated once to the bridge, then repeated the same all the way to Long Lake. Sweet trips, well worth the day.

1  Thank Michael E
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Didn't see the sign but saw no dogs on internet - strange, we hike the "Centennial Trail" & adjoining trails with dogs, bikes etc. & the only complication is a silent bike flying by you scaring the scat out of you LOL ! Doesn't almost everyone own or exercise a pet ? We completed the hike without seeing a soul except a farm dog (imagine that)! Back to our dog trails !

1  Thank Jdubya6
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