The Magnificent Bridge Trail In Washington That Will Lead You To A Hidden Waterfall
If you’ve lived in (or even visited) Spokane, you’ve definitely heard of Liberty Lake. Perhaps you’ve even checked it out. But the full 8.5-mile Liberty Lake Loop Trail is full of hidden gems even most locals aren’t aware of, and if you’ve never hiked it, it’s safe to say this natural wonder is well worth your time.
The Liberty Lake Loop Trail is refreshing on a warm summer day.
It has plenty of shaded areas to help you beat the heat.
Parts of the trail are bridged, and there's one in particular that's a little quirky.
WTA volunteers rerouted the trail around a growing beaver dam, building a bridge in the process.
The first 2.3 miles is a slow, steady elevation gain with plenty of surrounding greenery.
It's a nice nature walk, but you'll definitely start to feel it in your legs.
You'll never believe you're mere minutes away from the city of Spokane.
The hike offers plenty of peace and quiet.
Eventually, you'll come to the Cedar Grove.
The Cedar Grove Conservation Area is home to the last remaining old growth cedars in Spokane County.
Oh, and did we mention that if you keep going, you'll eventually come to a gorgeous waterfall?
Liberty Creek Falls is a hidden gem on the trail.
Some would say the best time to see the waterfall is during the spring runoff (in April and May), but there's really never a bad time to see it.
It even looks beautiful frozen.
Eventually the water flow tapers off to a small cascade, but it's still a beautiful sight.
The Liberty Lake Loop also offers plenty of views that make it well worth the hike.
This trail is an underrated treasure.
The Liberty Lake Loop Trail is incredible, but if you’ve never hiked a lengthy trail before, you may want to start out with something a little shorter.
These local trails are all 3 miles or less.
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