While on vacation last week in North Idaho, we visited Q'emiln Park in Post Falls. This park includes a beach area, playground, boat launch, picnic area, and 40 acres of hiking trails along the Spokane River.
We went there to hike of course. There are 12 little hikes that make up 4 miles of trails. So, you can decide which way you want to go. Be careful though, the park skirts private property so watch out for the signs.
There were blue metal signs at each off-shoot trail/climbing area that looked like this.
It's kind of hard to tell but there was a climber up at the top.
Some were better maintained than others. This was a very kid friendly area if you stayed on the main paths. Some of the off-shoots were steep.
On the way back we went through a grassy area. Be sure to be loud with your footsteps to warn animals such as snakes. You want them to know you are there rather than surprise or scare them.
The address is 12201 W. Parkway Dr., in Post Falls Idaho at S. end of Spokane St. bridge.
You do have to pay to park at the kiosk at the entrance. It is $3.50 per car, but there are quite a few free spaces right outside the park entrance along the road. This is where we parked. There are also bathroom facilities at the park as well as a port-a-potty at the trailhead.