Since I was in Spokane for the day, I decided to head down to Riverside State Park and go for a walk that is mentioned in the guidebook "100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest". The Spokane River trailhead is located near the unique basalt formations known as the Bowl and Pitcher in northeast Spokane along Nine Mile Road. This easy hike follows the Spokane River north from the above mentioned trailhead. There wasn't much traffic, which I am assuming has to do with the time of the year. The area had several picnicking spots that probably get more heavily used in the summer months. I would have to say that the first mile was the most enjoyable as you are able to view the rock formations and stay close to the river including the Devil's Toenail Rapids. Other than this, I would recommend biking it as the trail is flat and you could cover the entire trail much quicker.