The Fish Lake Trail is a somewhat quick, beautifully maintained multi-use path, ideal for cycling. We strongly recommend it. It is the unofficial section that is northern of Columbia Plateau Trail. It starts in Spokane simply off western Sunset Blvd, close to the intersection people 195 and I-90. Re Re Search Bing maps for “Fish Lake Trailhead” also it shall pop right up. Parking is abundant.
The path heads south and southwest in direction of Chaney, roughly after the Spokane-Chaney path. The path crosses I-90 for a trestle, parallels US 195 for a rather distance that is short
Nearly ten kilometers of paved path creates a ride that is fantastic. The Fish Lake Trailhead during the north end has ample parking (with overflow parking available regarding the road), restrooms, and water fountains. Heading south from there, the path carefully rises around 1600 ft throughout the ten kilometers (about 3% grade, an average of) making it a simple trip. The southern 1 / 2 of it includes amazing scenery once the path turns eastern and follows the Cheney-Spokane path through the valley. It presently (June 2015) concludes in the southern end of Queen Lucas Lake. I am looking forward to the BNSF that is remaining property be obtained as well as the path to get in touch aided by the Columbia Plateau Trail.
Effortless trip, gorgeous path
A great trail! All 10 kilometers are now actually available and paved with mile markers. It is an appartment and trail that is easy less individuals compared to the Centennial Trail. The primary path mind is only a mile from downtown with restrooms, water fountains and parking.
New Asphalt past mile eight.
The path is extended past Scribner Rd. It is not officially open yet but i possibly couldn’t resist and rode it anyhow. One . 5 kilometers of brand name asphalt that is new. By the end there was an eight base chain that is tall fence, therefore I back tracked to Scribner. One could conceivably get all over fence nonetheless and drive the still-closed, gravel path.
During the Scribner that is now paved Rd. I rode as much as the Spokane-Cheney highway.( Around 500 yards.)
Then rode the good shoulder that is wide a mile . 5 up a small grade to Southern Meyers Park Rd. You can find brown indications showing the Fish Lake trailhead towards the left.
Sweet restrooms and a great amount of free parking. Then rode the gorgeous 3.75 kilometers into Cheney. There have been numerous turtles living when you look at the babbling brook operating down both edges of this path. It’s an extremely small grade that is uphill stones and woodland. The smells were intoxicating.
Turned right where in fact the asphalt ends and went a half mile into city. There isn’t much here into the means of food and drink but you can damp their whistle and relax prior to the return trip. We hit the mini-mart in regards to a half mile down First St. for many fast power treats and rode back once again to the shady work bench and kiosk during the path to savor them in solace.
Made a decision to decide to decide to try the Marshall to Spokane Memorial Park element of the path. Good section of the path, paved, but don’t just like the cyclists that are”road whom ride in packs often 3 abreast & force walkers from the part regarding the trail & have a look at walkers like they do not belong in the path. Luckily only encountered one set of in regards to a dozen. All riders that are single quite courteous.
Fish Lake Revisited
Fish Lake Revisited
Exactly what differ from last period. Then it absolutely was all construction and gravel and confusion during the end that is north. Bad TrailBear had been wandering about, hunting for the path. No path can be found. He could not believe it is at Fish Lake ( not here yet) and then he could not think it is in the north end. There have been some bits in the centre, under construction.
Today, between rainfall showers, he got in a trip. Also had sunshine.
You will now drive about 7.3 miles of exceptional blacktop from a trailhead that is new Spokane – where in actuality the tracks cross overhead – right down to Marshall where in actuality the path presently stops in which the S. Scribner Rd. crosses the right of method.
The path is really a mild incline up to Marshall, where it comes to an end at an information kiosk on Scribner Rd. Ahead would be the sweet discreet profile NO NO signs additionally the locked right of method causing Fish Lake Trailhead. This is certainly for Phase III. Go as much as the Cheney Rd and make use of the shoulders that are wide get down seriously to Fish Lake and hook up to the Columbia Plateau Trail and points south.
Fish Lake is an enjoyable trip. The path is placed on top of the relative part of this valley with good views and lined with pines. Active RR lines above and below keep things stimulating. Occasional benches are located in the 1st four kilometers. The older pavement in Marshall is showing cracks that are transverse.
It appeared as if there was some after work action. As TB headed straight right straight back, there were more riders coming right down to Marshall.
TrailBear Within The pines