The 1.8 mile Liberty Lake Stateline Trail is situated between Interstate 90 and Appleway Road at Liberty Lake. A moderately flat 10-foot wide paved surface makes walking or riding easy. The 1.6 mile section adjacent to I-90 rests on the former Spokane and Inland Empire rail bed.
The railroad, an electric interurban, built this section of line in the early 1900's to link the towns of Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The line was abandoned in the 1970's and the rail was removed during the 1980's and 1990's.
The eastern trailhead of the Liberty Lake Stateline Trail connects with the Spokane River Centennial Trail at Spokane Bridge Road. The west trailhead is at Appleway and Simpson Road.
The trail was constructed in the summer of 2002. Trees were added along the trail by Spokane County the following year and the Liberty Lake Transportation Benefit District plans to add a kiosk at the eastern trailhead.
Parking and Trail Access
There is a large parking lot at the east trailhead on the corner of Spokane Bridge Road and Appleway. This lot provides the best access to the trail. There are no parking fees. There is no parking at the west trailhead at Appleway and Simpson Road.
It's a short trail ... but better than the alternative.
This trail connects the Spokane Centennial Trail (near the Washington/Idaho border) - and Appleway Road in Liberty Lake Washington.
It is possible to ride along the shoulders of Appleway - all the way from Spokane Bridge Road into Liberty Lake, but ...