The High Drive Bluff Park


More than 20 miles of trails wind through 500 acres of Ponderosa Pine forests and bunchgrass meadows along a steep hillside below High Drive on the western edge of Spokane’s South Hill. This is the High Drive Bluff Park. We call it the Bluff and it's a treasure. 

As Friends of the Bluff, we are a volunteer group of hikers, runners, mountain bikers, dog walkers, bird watchers, and nature lovers who work together to maintain this neighborhood open space gem.


We are a sustainable, community-supported organization that, through education, outreach, and direct conservation efforts, ensures that the Bluff will always be a protected, connected, healthy, and natural open space ecosystem, accessible to all who wish to respectfully enjoy it. 

Through volunteer efforts, community partnerships, and education, we conserve the area in a natural, sustainable state for multiple users who respect the resource, each other, and wildlife. We organize trail maintenance, fire suppression, invasive plant management, tree planting, park cleanup, and naturalist events. 

We maintain and protect the Bluff collaboratively and inclusively, with integrity and accountability. We make informed, deliberate decisions with ongoing expert and community input, so that our park land treasure will be protected, preserved, connected, and accessible always.

Friends of the Bluff started as a small group of volunteers in 2010. In 2014, we became a 501c3 nonprofit organization and established a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Spokane Department of Parks and Recreation to serve as advocates and protectors of our park. 

Everything we do is possible because of the passion and care of people in our community. Join us!


Learn the history and mission of the Friends of the Bluff, plus the formation and history of the bluff itself. Get Contact info and a list of Board Members. 


Volunteer Events are the core of our efforts to preserve and protect the bluff. 

Learn about volunteer opportunities.


The Friends of the Bluff is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution is key to the purchase of tools and other elements that allow us to sustain and conserve the Bluff and its trails.

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The Friends of the Bluff is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

dedicated to the stewardship of Spokane's High Drive Bluff Park. 

Friends of the Bluff, PO Box 30771, Spokane, WA  99223. Contact us today!

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