Beautiful short hike to a waterfall, accessible year round!
Okay, so here are the fast facts:
Distance: 1.5 miles at max round trip (my guestimate)
Elevation gain: 100 ft elevation gain (also my guestimate)
Parking: Off Indian Canyon Dr (See map below)
Features: A beautiful waterfall and cave!
What makes this exciting: This is still a spot in Spokane that not everyone knows about. The waterfall is beautiful, and it freezes over in the winter time which is absolutely incredible to see!
Driving Directions: From Government Way, turn to head west on Greenwood Rd. In 0.3 miles, the road will Y, take a slight left onto S Indian Canyon Dr. In just over a half mile, you will see an old dirt road on the right side of the street with a closed gate. Park here.
How not to go the wrong way: Once at the closed gate, there are multiple trails heading off to the right. The old dirt road is considered Trail 102. Trail 121 intersects this (trails heading to the right.. you will see a small tree marker indicating Trail 121). Take trail 121 down into the canyon. Once you hit the stream, you will follow it back upstream to the waterfall. There are several areas where you have to cross the stream or hop over rocks and logs.
Monica’s Real Talk: There are other trails in this area as well as places to park, but this is the fastest, most direct route that I found to the waterfall.
The only disclaimers I have are: This is a unique little area that is slowly becoming more well known... a girlfriend of mine said she did this hike about a year ago and saw several homeless people living in this canyon. I've done this hike three times now in the last 2 years, and I've never experienced that or seen trash of any kind, but it's worth mentioning just in case!!
This is a beautiful area, I can't wait to see it again in the spring when the falls is at its greatest flow.