Beautiful and Ride that is easy that in Spokane
The Fish Lake Trail is a comparatively brief, beautifully maintained path that is multi-use ideal for cycling. We strongly recommend it. It’s the unofficial section that is northern of Columbia Plateau Trail. It begins in Spokane just off western Sunset Blvd, nearby the intersection folks 195 and I-90. Re 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, approximately after the Spokane-Chaney path. The path crosses I-90 for a trestle, parallels US 195 for a really brief distance (
Very nearly ten kilometers of paved trail creates a great trip. The Fish Lake Trailhead during the north end has parking that is amplewith overflow parking available in the road), restrooms, and water fountains. Going south after that, the path carefully rises around 1600 ft within the ten kilometers (approximately 3% grade, an average of) which makes it a ride that is easy. The southern 50 % of it includes amazing scenery once the path turns east and follows the Cheney-Spokane path through the valley. It presently (June 2015) concludes during the end that is southern of Lucas Lake. I am looking forward to the BNSF that is remaining property be obtained therefore the trail for connecting using the Columbia Plateau Trail.
Effortless trip, gorgeous trail
A trail that is great! All 10 miles are actually available and paved with mile markers. It is a set and effortless path with less people as compared to Centennial Trail. The primary path mind is merely a mile from downtown with restrooms, water fountains and parking.
New Asphalt past mile eight.
The path happens to be extended past Scribner Rd. It isn’t officially open yet but i possibly couldn’t resist and rode it anyhow. One . 5 kilometers of brand name brand new asphalt. By the end there is certainly an eight base high string website link fence, therefore I back monitored to Scribner. You could conceivably get all over fence nevertheless and drive the still-closed, gravel path.
During the Scribner that is now paved Rd. I rode as much as the Spokane-Cheney highway.( More or less 500 yards.)
Then rode the good shoulder that is wide a mile . 5 up a small grade to Southern Meyers Park Rd. You will find brown signs showing the Fish Lake trailhead into the left.
Sweet restrooms and a great amount of free parking. Then rode the gorgeous 3.75 miles into Cheney. There have been numerous turtles residing when you look at the babbling brook operating down both edges for the path. It really is a tremendously small uphill grade through stones and woodland. The smells were intoxicating.
Turned right where in fact the asphalt ends and went a half mile into town. There was clearlyn’t much here when you look at the real means of drink and food but one could 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 energy that is quick and rode returning to the shady work work bench and kiosk during the path to take pleasure from them in tranquility.
Chose to decide to try the Marshall to Spokane Memorial Park part of the path. Good section of the path, paved, but try not to just like the „road cyclists“ whom ride in packages sometimes 3 abreast & force walkers from the part regarding the trail & consider walkers like they don’t really belong in the path. Luckily for us only encountered one set of about a dozen. All riders that are single quite courteous.
Fish Lake Revisited
Fish Lake Revisited
just what a noticeable vary from final season. Then it had been all construction and gravel and confusion during the north end. Bad TrailBear had been wandering about, in search of the path. No path can be found. He could not believe it is at Fish Lake ( maybe maybe maybe not here yet) and then he could not believe it is during the north end. There have been some bits in the centre, under construction.
Today, between rainfall showers, he got in a trip. Also had sunlight.
you will now drive about 7.3 kilometers of exceptional blacktop from a trailhead that is new Spokane – in which the tracks cross overhead – right down to Marshall where in actuality the path presently finishes in which the S. Scribner Rd. crosses just the right of method.
The path is a gentle incline up to Marshall, where it finishes at an information kiosk on Scribner Rd. Ahead will be the NO NO signs additionally the locked right of means ultimately causing Fish Lake Trailhead. That is for Stage 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 trail is scheduled on top of the region of the valley with good views and lined with pines. Active RR lines above and below keep things stimulating. Periodic benches are located in the 1st four kilometers. The older pavement in Marshall is showing cracks that are transverse.
It appeared to be there was some after finishing up work action. As TB headed right right back, there have been more riders coming right down to Marshall.
TrailBear Into The pines