ElevationAscent: 845' 257 m
Descent: -893' -272 m
High: 2,449' 747 m
Low: 1,565' 477 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A trail along Little Spokane River up to viewpoints above and back through a forested valley.”— Karen Jurasin
The trail goes through a forested valley on the north side. The Indian Painted Rocks parking area features some petroglyphs. The trail here is mostly level and close enough to the river for views of river turtles, bald eagles, wild turkeys and maybe a moose.
The Knothead Trail is a mix of an old road and singletrack trail and involves a steady climb and descent when running in either direction. Deer are often spotted, and there are good views along the way. There is an optional spur trail out to a viewpoint over the Little Spokane River Valley.
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Land Manager: WSP - Riverside State Park