The Greenbelt Trail is one of two trails connected by two bridges on two rivers in two towns in two states. The Greenbelt Trail runs up the Snake River in Clarkston, WA. Across the river, in Lewiston, ID, the Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail
runs up the Snake River and also has a segment on the Clearwater River. The two trails form what the Corps of Engineers calls the Clearwater and Snake River National Recreational Trail. Cycle both and you get to see a lot of river and enjoy a nice smooth asphalt surface. Two bridges on the Snake connect the trails, offering some loop options.
On the Clarkston side, the Geenbelt Trail starts at Granite Lake Park then ascends the Snake River 6.7 miles to Chief Looking Glass Park in Asotin. The first 4 miles run along the Snake River beneath a canopy of shade trees and through several parks. You'll welcome the shade along this stretch during hot summer days but bring plenty of water for the non-shaded portions.
From US 12 in Clarkston, take 13th St. north towards the river 0.42 miles until it intersects with Port Way. Turn right on Port Way and go a half mile to Granite Lake Park, a full service trailhead.
Granite Lake Park at 850 Port Way, Clarkston, WA
Greenbelt Ramp at Fair St. and Riverview Blvd, Clarkston, WA.
Swallows Park at Hwy 129 and Hillyard Dr., Clarkston, WA.
Chief Looking Glass Park at Hwy 129 and Clemans Rd., Asotin, WA
TRAILBEAR: SHADE BEAR – On the Greenbelt Trail
9/13/2010, Clarkston, WA.
Two states, two rivers, two trails – it’s Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA and each has a trail running up their side of the Snake River, built by the Corps of ...