Hiking? More like high-king, because this summer we’re getting stoned. With the warmer weather making its way into town it’s time to soak up the sun and hit the trails. With so many hiking options here in Spokane, it can be hard to choose. That’s why we’ve made it easy and picked our Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane. Plus, we’ve paired each trail with a strain that we think will best enhance your experience.
Note: We do not condone the consumption of cannabis products on public property.
Dishman Hills Pond Loop Trail
Coming in first on our list of Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane is Dishman Hills Pond Loop Trail. This 1.6-mile loop trail is located in the Dishman Hills Natural Area in Spokane Valley. This route is considered fairly easy and can be completed in under an hour. So, this is our top pick for stoners of all skill levels. This is a nice quiet trail that allows you to take a stop at one of the beautiful ponds in Dishman Hills. The best times to visit are between April and November, so it’s prime hiking season for this trail! This trail is also kid-friendly and dogs are allowed if they are on a leash. So, bring the whole family along on your hike!
Strain Pairing | Gelato
For an easy-going trail, we’ve chosen an easy going-strain. Gelato is an evenly-balanced hybrid strain that comes from crossing Sunset Sherbet with Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. Thanks to its harmonious balance of genetics, this strain produces a euphoric high accompanied by strong feelings of relaxation. Your body will feel relaxed while your mind is productive and active. In terms of taste, Gelato is a sweet strain with creamy and fruity notes.
Mirabeau Trail and Spokane River Centennial Trail Loop
Moving along our Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane we have the Mirabeau Trail and Spokane Centennial Trail Loop. This 1.2-mile loop is located at Mirabeau Point Park in Spokane. This route is another short and easy route that can be completed in under a half hour. This trail is fairly popular, so there’s a likely chance you’ll run into other hikers during the day. That being said, if you want to enjoy some solitude you can try going during the quieter hours of the evening or early morning.
Strain Pairing | Blueberry Muffin
For a trail best enjoyed in the evening, we’ve chosen a strain that shares that same quality. Blueberry Muffin is an indica-dominant hybrid that comes from crossing Blueberry with Purple Panty Dropper. The result is a strain with a flavor profile that’s true to its name, exhibiting the taste of a fresh blueberry muffin. This sweet berry taste is softened by a smooth creamy finish. On a personal note, this is my current favorite strain!
Trail 121 Waterfall Loop
Up next on our list of Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane is Trail 121 Waterfall Loop. This 1.1-mile loop trail is located in Palisades Park in Spokane. This is another short and easy route that can be completed in under an hour. This is a fairly popular trail that’s open year-round, so you’ll likely encounter other hikers along the way. If you want to make it to the waterfall, you may need to cross the stream multiple times. There are rocks and logs across these areas, so you can try and stay dry and clean if you take careful steps. That being said, we recommend you wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy in just in case.
Strain Pairing | Durban Poison
To aid you on your journey along the Waterfall Loop, we’ve paired this trail with Durban Poison. This pure sativa is well renowned for its sweet yet spicy aroma and energetic, uplifting effects. Durban Poison is the perfect strain to explore the outdoors with, as its effects will leave you mentally focused and energized.
Spokane River Walk
Next on our list of Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane is the Spokane River Walk. This 2-mile loop is located in Riverfront Park near Downtown Spokane. The Spokane River Walk is considered a fairly easy trail and can be completed in under an hour. This is also a highly accessible trail as it is paved and wheelchair friendly. This trail is a great choice for someone looking to enjoy an easy trail that isn’t too far out in nature while still being able to enjoy the beautiful scenery Spokane has to offer.
Strain Pairing | Jealousy
For this riverside trail, we’ve chosen Leafly’s Strain of the Year for 2022, Jealousy. This hybrid cross of Sherbert BX1 and Gelato 41 is known for its balancing effects. Jealoust will have you feeling mentally relaxed and physically energetic, the perfect state of being for a pleasant hike. To top it all off, it also delivers delicious notes of creamy citrus on the exhale.
Continuing our Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane is Rimrock Drive. This 4.6-mile trail is located in the Palisades Park in Spokane. This route is considered fairly easy and can be completed in under 2 hours. Rimrock Drive is also fairly secluded, so it’s unlikely you’ll run into many other hikers while you explore. This trail offers an incredible view of downtown Spokane and the Spokane River Valley as well as beautiful scatterings of wildflowers along the trail itself. So, if you’re looking for a secluded trail with a beautiful view, you’ll definitely want to hike along Rimrock Drive.
Strain Pairing | Candyland
To really enhance the beauty of the sights this trail has to offer, we’ve paired it with Candyland. Candyland is a sativa-dominant dominant strain bred from Grandaddy Purple and Bay Platinum Cookies. The effects of this strain are uplifting and creatively stimulating while the smell and taste are sweet, spicy, and pungent. As a result, we think this strain pairs perfectly with a secluded hike accompanied by breathtaking views.
Beacon Hill Trail
Coming in next on our list of Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane is the Beacon Hill Trail. This 2.5-mile loop trail is located at Minnehaha Park in Spokane. Beacon Hill Trail is considered moderately challenging and can be completed in under an hour and a half. This is a very popular area for hiking, so you’re more than likely going to run into other hikers. Mountain bikers are also known to frequent this trail, so if you like mountain biking this is the trail for you.
Strain Pairing | MAC 1
For this trail, we’ve chosen MAC 1, a hybrid strain that crosses Alien Cookies F2 with Miracle 15. The effects are upbeat and balanced, making it a great choice for an active day on the trails. The flavor on this strain is also highly enjoyable, with a smooth, creamy, and funky terpene profile you can enjoy day and night.
High Drive Parkway Trail
Up next on our list of Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane is the High Drive Parkway Trail. This 9.7-mile loop trail is located at Comstock Park in Spokane. High Drive Parkway Trail is moderately challenging and takes just over 4 hours to complete. This is another popular trail that’s open year-round, so you’re likely to run into other hikers along the trail.
Strain Pairing | Runtz
To accompany you on your long hike along the High Drive Parkway trail, we recommend Runtz. This hybrid strain is made by crossing Zkittlez with Gelato and it is loved for its fruity smell and flavor. Runtz is celebrated for its creamy smoke that is smooth and welcoming. You can expect euphoric and uplifting effects that are known to be long-lasting, making it the perfect strain for your long hike.
Ben Burr Trail
Making our way down our list of Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane we have the Ben Burr Trail. This 2.4-mile trail is located at Liberty Park in Spokane. This is one of the easier routes and can be completed in under an hour. This trail isn’t among the most popular here in town so it’s unlikely you’ll run into many other hikers, making it great for those looking for a more solitary hike.
Strain Pairing | Sour Diesel
Put some pep in your step before you head out on this trail with some Sour Diesel. This sativa strain comes from crossing Chemdawg with Super Skunk. Sour Diesel’s effects are dreamy, cerebral, and provide fast-acting energy. The flavor profile is pungent and this strain often has a gassy smell.
Pinecliff Trail Loop
Nearing the end of our list of Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane we come to the Pinecliff Trail Loop. This 1.3-mile loop is located in the Dishman Hills Natural Area in Spokane Valley. This route is quick and easy and takes a little over a half hour to complete. This is a popular trail but you can still enjoy the trail to yourself during quieter hours of the day.
Strain Pairing | Blue Diesel
Pair this hike along the Pinecliff Trail Loop with some Blue Diesel. This hybrid strain crosses Blueberry and NYC Diesel for a strain that produces a pleasant, moderate to long-lasting body buzz. Thanks to its Blueberry genetics, this strain has a light berry aroma and is smooth, expansive, and fast-acting. This is a great daytime strain that will pair perfectly with a hike along the Pinecliff Trail Loop.
Doomsday Hill to Mission Park
Last, but certainly not least on our list of the Top 10 Hiking Trails in Spokane is the Doomsday Hill to Mission Park. This is the longest trail on this list clocking in at 10.6 miles and takes around 3 and a half hours to complete. That being said, this route is still considered fairly easy and is popular for birding, hiking, and mountain biking. If you want to avoid other hikers, you can enjoy some alone time during the quieter hours of the day.
Strain Pairing | White Widow
To accompany you along this long hike we recommend some White Widow. This hybrid strain provides a powerful burst of euphoria and energy, making it perfect for a day of activity. This strain also features mild flavors of spices, wood, and earth.