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Trail 25 (East)

 3.6 (5)

3.6 Miles 5.8 Kilometers


Doubletrack

161' 49 m

Ascent

-198' -60 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

1,711' 521 m

High

1,615' 492 m

Low

Shared By Eric Ashley

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Leisurely single and doubletrack along the Spokane River.

Eric Ashley

Dogs Unknown

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WA State Discover Pass is required for vehicles entering the park.

The trail network at Riverside State Park is multi use. Care should be taken to accommodate other users. Expect traffic in both directions and always yield to hikers and equestrian riders.

It's important to note that a portion of Trail 25 is closed to bikers where it crosses through an equestrian area.

Description

This route details Trail 25 (East), one of four segments forming Trail 25 a 25 mile loop around the perimeter of Riverside State Park.

A grueling tour de force in its entirety, Trail 25 leads visitors on a circuitous route. During which, it travels in and out of forests and meadows, along hills and down bluffs, across riverbeds and through tracts of sand. Fortunately, there are many access points each segment was created with entrance and exit points in mind.

Trail 25 (East) is the easiest of the four segments of Trail 25, taking riders for a leisurely pedal along the banks of the Spokane River between the Bowl and Pitcher Trailhead and the Wilber Trailhead.

The trail can be ridden in either direction but instructions are given for one.

Beginning from the Bowl and Pitcher Trailhead requires riders to walk their bikes across a large suspension bridge to the trail. The trail travels North (counter-clockwise) as the opposite direction heads into the equestrian park which is closed to bicycles.

After the stairs above the bridge, turn right and head up the hill. Climb for .2 miles and then take a right turn at the intersection. Continue along the undemanding doubletrack for just under a mile nice views of the river along the way.

At this juncture riders have a choice to continue along Trail 25 (East), a path which leads down a short steep pitch that is unnecessarily loose. Or riders can take a short, more stable, alternate route.

Continuing along the main route takes riders directly along the edge of the river on the aforementioned treacherous section. The trail does clear up shortly though. To take the alternate route, riders can climb Trail 211 Connector onto the Centennial Trail (headed North) for 2,000' until it intersects back with Trail 25 (East).

The trail gently continues for 3/4 of a mile along a small plateau above the river before descending into a fun leafy trail surrounded by thick brush. This section is locally known as "Little Vietnam" watch out for clumps of stinging nettle along the way.

The next stretch of trail is a mostly flat and sometimes rocky pedal adjacent to the river. At roughly 3.2 miles into the ride there is a trail marker pointing to the left to a thin, barely used trail (as of April 2014) and should be ignored. Shortly after the misleading sign, the trail wanders uphill to the Wilber Trailhead.

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Sep 15, 2017
deborah wiser
Nice ride. I'm a beginner so I walked it through the rough spots and took alternate trail back because I was short on time. That's worth it for views 4.7mi
Apr 1, 2017
Lalo Garcia
Oct 6, 2016
Jesse Chavez
Oct 6, 2016
Nicholas Tareski
May 4, 2014
Jon Stanley

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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