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Beautiful and Easy Ride That Starts in Spokane

The Fish Lake Trail is a somewhat brief, beautifully maintained path that is multi-use perfect for cycling. We suggest it. Oahu is the unofficial north part of the Columbia Plateau Trail. It starts in Spokane simply off West Sunset Blvd, close to the intersection folks 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, approximately after the Spokane-Chaney path. The path crosses I-90 for a trestle, parallels US 195 for an extremely distance that is short

Great path

Very nearly ten miles of paved path produces a ride that is fantastic. The Fish Lake Trailhead during the north end has ample parking (with 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 (more or less 3% grade, an average of) rendering it a ride that is easy. The southern 50 % of it includes scenery that is amazing the trail turns eastern and follows the Cheney-Spokane path through the valley. It presently (June 2015) concludes during the southern end of Queen Lucas Lake. I am looking forward to the BNSF that is remaining property be acquired additionally the trail for connecting aided by the Columbia Plateau Trail.

Simple trip, gorgeous path

A great path! All 10 kilometers are actually paved and open with mile markers. It really is a set and simple path with less people compared to the Centennial Trail. The main path mind is only 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 asphalt that is new. By the end there was an eight base high string website link fence, and so I back tracked to Scribner. You could conceivably get round the fence but and ride the still-closed, gravel path.

In 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 and a half up a small grade to Southern Meyers Park Rd. You will find brown indications showing the Fish Lake trailhead towards the left.

Sweet restrooms and a good amount of free parking. Then rode the gorgeous 3.75 miles into Cheney. There have been numerous turtles residing within the babbling brook operating down both edges for the path. It is a rather 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 city. There was clearlyn’t much here into the real method of drink and food but one could wet their whistle and relax prior to the return trip I hit the mini-mart about a half mile down First St. for many energy that is quick and rode back once again to the shady work bench and kiosk in the path to savor them in tranquility.

Spring ’13-b

Chose to decide to decide to try the Marshall to Spokane Memorial Park area of the path. Good section of the path, paved, but try not to just like the cyclists that are”road whom ride in packages often 3 abreast & force walkers from the region of the trail & glance at walkers like they don’t really belong in the trail. Luckily for us only encountered one set of in regards to a dozen. All solitary cyclists had been quite courteous.

Fish Lake Revisited

Fish Lake Revisited

Exactly what a noticeable differ from final period. Then it had been all construction and gravel and confusion at the north end. Bad TrailBear had been wandering about, searching for the trail. No path can be found. He could not think it is at Fish Lake ( not here yet) in which he could not believe it is in the end that is north. There have been some bits in the centre, under construction.

Today, between rain showers, he got in a trip. Also had sunlight.

You can now now drive about 7.3 kilometers of exceptional blacktop from the brand new trailhead in Spokane – where in fact the tracks cross overhead – right down to Marshall in which the path presently stops where in fact the S. Scribner Rd. crosses the right of method.

The path is really an incline that is gentle to Marshall, where it comes to an end at an information kiosk on Scribner Rd. Ahead will be the NO NO signs therefore the locked right of method causing Fish Lake Trailhead. This is certainly 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 connect with the Columbia Plateau Trail and points south.

Fish Lake is a great trip. The path 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 observed 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 straight right back, there have been more riders coming right down to Marshall.

TrailBear Into The pines