Category: Washington

A view of the Spokane River from the Centennial Trail near Spokane Valley, Washington.

Run the Spokane River

If you’re looking for a place to stay and run, I recommend this stretch of the Centennial trail, between mile markers 9 and 11, from the Spokane Valley Hampton Inn and Suites to Mirabeau Park and back (or vice-versa). As you’ll see below, the trail is accessible and follows the Spokane River East and West. Surrounded by lush growth and just over a small rise that separates the trail from the commercial development of Spokane Valley, the Centennial Trail feels far more remote and isolated than it is. Read More

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hikes - Lava Canyon Trail #184. This photo shows the Southern side of Mt. St. Helens in Washington State, including the debris fields left after the 1980 blast melted ice and snow and sent a flood of debris that carved out the Lava Canyon. The Lava Canyon Trail provides a challenging, yet rewarding view of Muddy Creek and the canyon re-carved by the melted ice and rock that resulted from the volcanic eruption.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hikes – Lava Canyon Trail #184

Discover the Best Gifford Pinchot National Forest Hikes Near Mt. St. Helens. Hike the 2-mile Lava Canyon Trail to see lava formations, waterfalls, & more! Lava Canyon Trail #184 has both an accessible, paved hiking path and a moderate to difficult section of trail that follows the Muddy River down to the base of the canyon. Read More