TRAILS -- When I biked and hiked the Spokane South Hill bluff trails one day with a GPS unit, I was a bit startled to see the final tally of more than 23 miles on the unit's odometer.
This trail system of old roads and routes hand-built by volunteers just over the hill and out of site of a city neighbornood is a treasure for hiker, bikers and nature lovers, as my Sunday outdoors story explains.
The story includes a contact for getting involved with stewardship of the trails and the bluff, from trail maintenance to weed control.
Any bluff trails users should consider joining the Doo-Crew, either by taking a day of the month to tend the doggy doo plastic bag stations -- or simply by picking up after your dog!
FYI, there were a few connector trails I did not log on the map above, either because I could not map them without a lot of backtracking or because they are ill advised.
If you haven't been to the bluff for a walk or mountain bike ride, you own it to yourself to check out the map above and give the area a look -- perfect for after-work summer visits.