Upcoming Bluff Walks

Friends of the Bluff's "Bluff Walks" are educational excursions led by experts in various fields, featuring topics that range from geology & wildlife to meditation & art

Sense of Place Art Hike for Families

Guide: Marit Fischer

Date: July 18, 9am-11am


Trailhead @ Qualchan Golf Course. We will hike along the easy Ponderosa Trail at the base of the Bluff to a spot above Hangman Creek, no more than one mile each way.


Join our guide, Marit Fischer, for a family art hike designed specifically for young ones and their big people. Take a short walk into the woods and then settle in on your blankets for a grounding and mindfulness exercise, followed by a brief lesson on the basic principles of drawing what you see.

For 30 quiet minutes, you will focus your attention on the world near and around you to interpret whatever it is that catches your eye into a work of art. We will follow with the opportunity to share and a conversation about the exercise. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate our neighborhood nature in a new and personal way.


Mask, Shoes appropriate for hiking, Water, Hat, Sunscreen, Weather-appropriate clothing layers, A notebook or sturdy drawing pad, Your drawing medium of choice (pencils, charcoal, pastels, crayons), A blanket for sitting, A willingness to settle into nature and quietly observe.

Note: To ensure the maximum amount of children can attend given the capacity limitations, only 1 adult may attend per family. Only parent-child teams or families, please. No child drop-offs. To allow for social distancing and an intimate experience, space is limited to 12 people total. Kids may be any age to join. Parents must use their best judgment on whether this is a fit for their child or children. All participants will be expected to be respectful of others seeking a quiet, connective experience. The event will be canceled in case of rain.

Can't Attend?
Check Out Some of Our Previous Bluff Walks

Plants & History


Hangman Creek & Fish


Friends of the Bluff is a small, volunteer-run non-profit organization, so even the smallest donations make a big difference.

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

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Friends of the Bluff

PO Box 30771

Spokane, WA 99223

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 Trail Rehabilitation & Development

​ Weed Management

​ Forest Health 

​ Fire Risk Reduction

 Litter Removal

 Protection from Development

 Advocating for new trail access