Enjoy the Fresh Air: Some of the Best Outdoor Activities in Spokane, WA

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If you live here or visit often, you probably know about some of Spokane’s best places to eat.

Spokane is also one of the best places in the PNW for outdoor activities. After you enjoy the good eats at our restaurants, work off some calories with these outdoor activities in Spokane.

Get Fishy with It

Fishing is one of the most well-known things to do in and around Spokane.

The Spokane River provides 111 miles of fresh water that is perfect for river fishing. Or choose from any number of lakes to fulfill your dream fishing trip. Two of our favorites are nearby lakes, Newman lake, just east of downtown Spokane, or Liberty Lake. Both have spots to launch a boat and plenty of fish.

Whether it’s bank fishing, fly fishing, or wade fishing, don’t miss out on some of the world’s finest fishing while in Spokane.

Take a Hike

If fishing isn’t your thing, enjoy another one of the many outdoor things to do in Spokane.

Hiking and camping are plentiful in the area. Check out Riverside State Park for some of the best camping and hiking along the river–only nine miles outside of Spokane.

You’ll find 55 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and other outdoor fun. The trails are perfect for any level of hiking, even some that are very kid friendly. Make your hike a casual walk or push yourself harder for a more extreme experience.

Spend the day hiking and spend the night in one of the many campgrounds in the park. Book early though, summertime camping spots go quick!

Tour de Spokane

From street cycling to mountain trails, biking is one of the most fun things to do when in Spokane.

The city is a bike-friendly community with bike lanes in many parts of downtown Spokane. You’ll find plenty of paved hills and valleys to climb and coast your way around the town.

If you prefer biking off the beaten path, take your mountain bike to explore parks and trails in the hills and woods nearby.

Check out these notable trails for guaranteed fun:

  • Fish Lake Trail
  • Columbia Mountain (at Sherman Pass)
  • Deep Creek Loop (in Riverside State Park)
  • Mount Spokane (at Linder Ridge)

Some trails connect to the city. Bike in, out, and around the Spokane as there is a lot to see on a bike and most of the city is relatively flat.

Get Snowed In

When the weather turns snowy, it’s a great time to throw on your hat and gloves and enjoy the outdoor activities in the Spokane area.

Grab your skis or your snowboard and hit the slopes. Good slopes are never far away–some within an hour’s drive from downtown Spokane. Mt. Spokane is 35 miles from downtown and has not only downhill skiiing, but a snowboard park and cross country skiing trails.

If slower snow is more your style, strap on a pair of snowshoes. Walk the many hiking or biking trails you walk and ride during warmer months all around Mt. Spokane.

Wine Is Best Outdoors

After a day full of outdoor adventure, don’t forget to check out Spokane’s wineries. Barrister, Arbor Crest and Overbluff are three of our favorites. With so many AVA’s on the eastern side of Washington State it’s no wonder Spokane has such a great selection of wine.

Many area wineries are the perfect setting for an outdoor tasting with friends and family. Any a few tasting rooms are right in downtown Spokane.

Enjoy Year-Round Outdoor Activities in Spokane

No matter the season, you can enjoy outdoor activities in Spokane.

It’s a perfect city for outdoor enthusiasts. No matter your age or outdoor interests, Spokane provides fun for the whole family.

If you’re visiting and camping isn’t for you, Spokane has plenty of hotels for comfortable evenings after a day outdoors. Check out our list of Spokane hotels of favorite unique hotels for your perfect Spokane getaway.

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