Van Horn, Edburg and Bass Conservation Area is managed by Riverside State Park. Their rules and restrictions apply to users of this property. Please click here
for more info.
Van Horn, Edburg and Bass Conservation Area
This property managed as part of Riverside State Park contains 701 acres of mountainous area with canyons and ravines. It supports mature Ponderosa pine on the south-facing slopes and Douglas fir on the cooler, wetter north-facing slopes. There are also some aspen groves and meadows scattered throughout the conservation area. The property borders Riverside State Park on its southern boundary and is within walking distance to the Little Spokane Natural Area and Indian Painted Rocks hiking trails.
A loop trail has been developed and marked along abandoned logging roads and is maintained by Washington State Parks. The trail traverses much of the conservation area and a portion of the Little Spokane Natural Area, providing views of Long Lake, City of Spokane, surrounding mountains, and aspen groves (Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Little Spokane Natural Area).
Click here for a trail map of the Van Horn, Edburg and Bass Conservation Area (1.28 MB) Full size print-out is 11 x 17, but can be scaled to 8.5 x 11.pdf)
- Wildlife habitat
- Wildlife observation
Take the Maple Street exit, #280
- Drive north on Walnut/Maple Street approximately 4 miles
- Turn left (east) on Francis Avenue, drive 1 mile
- Turn right (north) on Indian Canyon Road, drive for 4.7 miles
- Indian Canyon Road turns into Rutter Parkway, drive for 1 mile
- Van Horn, Edburg and Bass Conservation Area is approximately 1/4 mile after the Painted Rocks parking area, on the left
- Enter at the driveway that has a large, white metal bar. Walk for 1/4 mile
- Enter the Van Horn, Edburg and Bass Conservation Area at the southeast corner
Note: There is limited parking available at the driveway entrance; Parking is available at the Painted Rocks.
Special attractions at the Van Horn, Edburg and Bass Conservation Area include:
- Proximity to Riverside State Park, Little Spokane River Natural Area and Indian Painted Rocks
- Hiking trails through meadows and ravines
- Scenic views overlooking north Spokane
Wildlife sighted on near the property include:
- White-tailed deer
- Great Blue heron
Please take precautions when hiking in the area.