Spokane, WA

High Drive Bluff

Aaron Thiesen

High Drive is one of loveliest neighborhoods in Spokane, perched atop a high hill between Hangman Creek and Comstock. There are terrific road and trail options here. A nice asphalt sidewalk/path runs alongside alongside High Drive Parkway for about 2.6 miles, starting from Cedar Street/High Drive Conservation Area and heading southwest to South Grand Boulevard. Our favorite section, with the best cliff side views and nicest houses, is the first 1.7 miles from High Drive Conservation Area to Bernard Street. Runners can also find over 22 miles of singletrack trail between High Drive and Hangman Creek. These rolling trails flow around Qualchan Golf Course on the south end, and connect to the Highbridge Park River Path in the north. Runners willing to tackle both trails and pavement can form a High Drive loop of almost any length. The area off South Hatch Dr. near East 57th Ave. is also known as ‘The Bluff’.

Essentials
  • Depends on option chosen
  • 232 feet
  • High Drive Conservation Area
  • High Drive Parkway: 2-3 miles south of downtown