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John C. Shields Park (Minnehaha)

Eastern Washington


Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
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27.0 miles of trails


Gain: 450 ft.
Highest Point: 2380 ft.


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Located on the north side of Upriver Drive and just across the road from the Spokane River, John C. Shields Park is a popular gathering place for rock climbers on Minnehaha Rocks looming above the parking lot, and also provides trail access to the entire Beacon Hill network of a little over 27 total trail miles.

Access the interconnected trail system on the northeast side of the parking lot. Visitors can choose from shorter routes that stay low on the trails, or work their way up to the communications towers on Beacon Hill. The trail system is popular with mountain bikers, and tends to be quieter in the mornings or during the late fall through early spring season. Centennial Trail is also accessible from this parking lot.


John C. Shields Park (Minnehaha)

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Co-ordinates: 47.6868, -117.3277 Open map in new window


Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

John C. Shields Park (Minnehaha) (#0)

Spokane County Parks

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Getting There

From downtown Spokane, take I-90 and drive east, then take Exit 282 for Trent Avenue and Hamilton Street. Follow Hamilton Street north for a half a mile Mission Street and take a right.

Head east for less than a mile to the railroad crossing and then take a left on Upriver Drive. Follow this road for 3.3 miles along the Spokane River to a stop sign. Make a right and drive 0.1 mile to the parking area.

The street address is 5625 E Upriver Drive, Spokane, WA 99217.

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