The western-most section of the Centennial Trail (Miles 27-39) begins at the south side of TJ Meenach Bridge, behind Spokane Falls Community College, in Riverside State Park. It ends at the Nine Mile Falls Recreation Area. This is by far the most challenging section of the Trail. Users are rewarded for their exertion with breathtaking views of the river and the wild beauty of Riverside State Park.
The Urban section (Miles 13.5-27) follows Upriver Drive, continues through Mission Park, Gonzaga, and Riverpoint campuses, through Riverfront Park, Kendall Yards, and the West Central neighborhood, and takes you south across TJ Meenach Bridge. This portion is a great option for commuters and those wishing to explore downtown Spokane. Trail users should be aware of challenging intersections at Mission Park and construction in Riverfront Park and Post Street Bridge.
For a leisurely ride, the Valley section (Miles 0-13.5) is the most suitable, with a mostly flat span extending west from the state line, past the Spokane Valley Mall, through a treed canopy alongside the river, ending approximately at the Maringo Trailhead, just east of Argonne Road in Millwood.