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Little Spokane Natural Area

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Rutter Parkway, Spokane, WA
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Beautiful area to visit

You can hike or even better paddle. It is a special place, very quiet and beautiful. You might see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spokane, Washington
Painted Rock at one of the trailheads

This was a lovely walk with a little bit of "rock scrambling" and a wonderful, all natural trail... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Estes Park, Colorado
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“the river” (11 reviews)
“kayak” (6 reviews)
“hike” (10 reviews)
Rutter Parkway, Spokane, WA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can hike or even better paddle. It is a special place, very quiet and beautiful. You might see beavers or other animals.

Thank Lovetotravel484
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This was a lovely walk with a little bit of "rock scrambling" and a wonderful, all natural trail wide enough for 1-2 abreast. I took lots of pictures of twisted trees, moss bunches hanging like fruit, the swamp and the river. We saw deer and...More

Thank EstesLass
Reviewed 28 January 2017

A great spot to relax and enjoy river running at a leisurely pace. Set in by the George school north of the river then have a pick up vehicle at the natural area. Relax and have fun.

Thank Becky F
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The little Spokane is one of the most beautiful areas in Spokane. There is Indian Painted Rocks which is a natural area (no dogs allowed because of wild life being present at times) with a beautiful foot path Trail that follows the river. There are...More

1  Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Although near town and with some nearby homes, this is one of the best natural areas I've ever visited. A three-hour canoe trip down the Little Spokane River offers true beauty & Mother Nature at her best with plenty of wildlife from turtles & racoons...More

1  Thank Phillip M
Reviewed 14 August 2015

A nice area that is relatively close to downtown Spokane. The river is slow moving so it is good to float and easy to kayak. Also offers some easy hiking trails, which makes it a nice area for families.

Thank 611nicholash
Reviewed 13 August 2015

If you are a bird watcher, go here and be prepared to hike. Catbirds! in Washington and a handful of other songbirds that you won't find to the west of Spokane. Watch for rattlers and take bugspray, water, a hat, and a walking stick. Some...More

1  Thank TalieOwl
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Best seen on a weekday early in the day if in the summer time. As the water drops, there are more snags to avoid so the area is best paddled earlier in the summer or even in the spring. Would have seen more wildlife if...More

1  Thank PullmanCougar
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Grandparent settled here in early 1930's and I spent all my summers exploring, fishing and hiking here. Beautiful, clean and cold river. Abundant wildlife in the valley. Heron rookery. Fishing not so great anymore, but wonderful setting to stroll or float on a hot summer...More

Thank k2kelley
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Nice place to visit. Used to be a lot of fun to tube down the river, but they've placed virtually every parking spot off limits. Apparently the property owners along the river believe they own the water.... odd.... Some beautiful spots, wildlife, natural habitat and...More

Thank D M
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