Monday, July 19, 2021

Deep Creek loop Riverside State Park

 Did the challenging Deep Creek trailhead loop and as always it was just that. Starting from the Deep Creek trailhead which is off of 7mile road just a little east of where North Inland road(what Old Trails rd becomes) meets 7 mile. The road is called North State Park Drive but the sign is really easy to miss. Parking in the lot at the trailhead I went west down to the creek bed and then climbing over rocks, fallen trees and undergrowth walk the distance to where it meets the Spokane River. This is not a super long distance but takes a lot of time and care due to the rough terrain. There are a couple of spots where you have to cross a little water on rocks and logs. There is very little water, not much creek. The huge boulders that have fallen into the canyon are just mind boggling. The payoff at the end is the glistening Spokane River in all her glory. A bridge crosses the water where Deep Creek meets the river. You then head back on actual roads. There are offshoot trails and an overlook so you can see down into what you just climbed through. When I was there a group with their watch puppy were getting ready to climb up some of the boulders. 

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