Kevin and Carol Bennett
Kevin and Carol Bennett

Post Falls

Off Hwy 90 west, visit rapidly growing Post Falls, Idaho, established in 1871 and located between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Washington The city is situated on the Spokane River which winds through town, then runs 225 miles to its confluence with the Columbia at Grand Coulee, Washington. Post Falls is named after Frederick Post, a German immigrant who constructed a lumber mill along the Spokane River in 1871 on land he purchased from Andrew Seltice, Chief of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Check out the pictographs at Treaty Rock, which convey the historic treaty between Frederick Post and Andrew Seltice. Nearby Falls Park is a great spot complete with a handicapped accessible playground & exciting views of a spectacular seasonal waterfall cascading into the Spokane River. For more outdoor beauty, visit, Q’Emiln Park, a 78.5 acre park that features a swimming beach, seasonal boat launch, BBQ pits, and many other user friendly amenities.

Bicycle, run, walk or skate on the multi use recreational North Idaho Centennial Trail as it follows the Spokane River. This 24-mile winding paved path stretches from the Washington/Idaho border east to Higgens Point on Lake Coeur d’Alene. This trail is filled with rest areas, historical scenic stops, and signs to guide the way. At the state line, it connects with the Spokane River Centennial Trail, which runs 37 miles and extends through Riverfront Park in Spokane (22.5 miles west of state line) and on to Nine Mile Falls. State Line is proud of their businesses, Buck Knives , Sysco Systems and Cabella’s who have moved their corporate headquarters to this growing area.


Other Post Falls Highlights

Pictographs at Treaty Rock, which convey a historic treaty between early settler, Frederick Post and Andrew Seltice, a chief of the Coeur d’Alene tribe.

Falls Park is a great spot complete with a handicapped accessible playground and exciting views of a spectacular seasonal waterfall cascading into the Spokane River.

Q’Emiln Park, a 78.5 acre park that features a swimming beach, seasonal boat launch, BBQ pits, and natural rock-climbing walls plus many other user friendly amenities. The rock climbing at Q’emiln is considered the best 5.10 and below cragging area in the Inland Northwest.

Post Falls Community Forest, The City of Post Falls is working toward the development of a 500 acre multi-use natural area called the Post Falls Community Forest.
It is envisioned for this area to serve as a multi-use property for the City, providing an opportunity to reuse highly treated Class A reclaimed water via drip irrigation, serving as an educational forest, and providing outdoor recreational opportunities to citizens and visitors.
This naturally forested area contains approximately 2 miles of Spokane River frontage, hiking, mountain biking trails, native trees and shrubs, wildlife, and amazing granite cliffs and rock outcroppings.
This area is currently open for non-motorized public recreation. It can be accessed by entering the trailhead located in Q’emiln Park. Development of a trailhead and comfort facilities along West Riverview Drive are also planned to allow for convenient public access at the southern border of the Community Forest. Future development of reclaimed water facilities may result in temporary closures of affected areas for public safety during projects.


Bicycle, run, walk or skate on the multi use recreational North Idaho Centennial Trail as it follows the Spokane River. This 24-mile winding paved path stretches from the Washington/Idaho border east to Higgens Point on Lake Coeur d’Alene. This trail is filled with rest areas, historical scenic stops, and signs to guide the way. At the state line, it connects with the Spokane River Centennial Trail, which runs 37 miles and extends through Riverfront Park in Spokane (22.5 miles west of State Line) and on to Nine Mile Falls. State Line is proud of their businesses, Buck Knives , Sysco Systems and Cabella’s who have moved their corporate headquarters to this growing area.

 

 

Tags: North Idaho,, Events in North Idaho,, Outdoor Adventures, Biking, wilderness hiking trail, Post Falls, Q’Emiln Park, Treaty Rock, Falls Park, Post Falls Community Forest, Spokane River frontage, Centennial Trail

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