The final three-quarter mile section (Evergreen-to-Sullivan) of the 5.1 mile Appleway Trail will be completed in early summer 2020. The brown squares represent available trail parking.
The Appleway Trail is constructed on the Milwaukee Railroad right of way, which runs east-west, parallel to the Sprague Avenue corridor. For many years, the right of way remained undeveloped and held in reserve for future transportation needs. In 2012, the city secured a collaborative agreement with Spokane County (owner of the right of way) and Spokane Transit Authority that allowed for development of a paved multi-use path on the property. The first section of trail was completed in 2015; the final section will be completed in early summer 2020, creating a continuous 5.1 mile path that connects the heart of Spokane Valley to Liberty Lake.
The trail is non-motorized and designed to provide all-abilities access for pedestrians, bicyclists and other users. Amenities include:
The Appleway Trail was completed with funding acquired from federal and state grants, and dedicated city funds. This includes:
The trail has been constructed in sections, per the city's ability to secure funding.
In addition to its economic impact, the trail offers numerous other benefits:
The Appleway Trail is managed by the city's Parks and Recreation Department and is one of several parks and trails located in Spokane Valley. Residents can subscribe to receive email updates about development and activities along the Appleway Trail. For more information, call 720-5000.