Little Spokane Natural Area

47.794006, -117.511186
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47.794006, -117.511186

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This County property is managed as part of Riverside State Park contains 701 acres of mountainous area with canyons and ravines. It supports mature Ponderosa pine on the south-facing slopes and Douglas fir on the cooler, wetter north-facing slopes. There are also some aspen groves and meadows scattered throughout the conservation area. The property borders Riverside State Park on its southern boundary and is within walking distance to the Little Spokane Natural Area and Indian Painted Rocks hiking trails.

A loop trail has been developed and marked along abandoned logging roads and is maintained by Washington State Parks. The trail traverses much of the conservation area and a portion of the Little Spokane Natural Area, providing views of Long Lake, City of Spokane, surrounding mountains, and aspen groves

Permitted Use

Access to and parking for the Van Horn, Edburg, and Bass Conservation Area is within the Little Spokane Natural Area boundaries. Please note that the following rules and regulations apply to any access via the Little Spokane Natural Area.

Parking & Access

To Enter the Little Spokane Natural Area (aka Van Horn, Edburg and Bass Conservation Area) at the southeast corner:

  • Little Spokane Natural Area is approximately 1/4 mile after the Painted Rocks parking area, on the left
  • Enter at the driveway that has a large, white metal bar. Walk for 1/4 mile
  • There is limited parking available at the driveway entrance; Parking is available at the Painted Rocks.
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