Beautiful and Ride that is easy that in Spokane. New Asphalt past mile eight
The Fish Lake Trail is a somewhat quick, beautifully maintained path that is multi-use ideal for cycling. We strongly recommend it. It is the unofficial section that is northern of Columbia Plateau Trail. It begins in Spokane simply off western Sunset Blvd, close to the intersection people 195 and I-90. Re Re Re Search Bing maps for “Fish Lake Trailhead” also it shall pop right up. Parking is abundant.
The trail heads south and southwest in direction of Chaney, approximately after the Spokane-Chaney Road. The path crosses I-90 for a trestle, parallels US 195 for a really distance that is short
Nearly ten kilometers of paved path produces a great trip. The Fish Lake Trailhead during the north end has parking that is amplewith overflow parking available regarding the road), restrooms, and water fountains. Heading south after that, the path carefully rises around 1600 ft on the ten kilometers (roughly 3% grade, an average of) rendering it a ride that is easy. The southern half it includes scenery that is amazing the path turns east and follows the Cheney-Spokane path through the valley. It currently (June 2015) concludes during the southern end of Queen Lucas Lake. I am looking forward to the BNSF that is remaining property be obtained additionally the path to get in touch using the Columbia Plateau Trail.
Simple trip, gorgeous trail
A trail that is great! All 10 kilometers are now actually available and paved with mile markers. It really is a flat and trail that is easy fewer individuals as compared to Centennial Trail. The primary trail mind is simply 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 is not 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 chain that is tall fence, and so I back monitored to Scribner. You could conceivably get round the fence nonetheless and drive 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 . 5 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 lots of free parking. Then rode the gorgeous 3.75 kilometers into Cheney. There have been numerous turtles residing within the babbling brook operating down both edges regarding the trail. It really 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 you can damp their whistle and relax prior to the return trip. We strike the mini-mart of a half mile down First St. for many fast power treats and rode back again to the shady work work bench and kiosk during the path to savor them in tranquility.
Made a decision to decide to decide 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 cyclists that are”road whom ride in packages often 3 abreast & force walkers from the part of this trail & view walkers like they do not belong regarding the path. 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 differ from final period. Then it absolutely was all construction and gravel and confusion during the end that is north. Bad TrailBear had been wandering about, interested in the path. No path can be found. He could not think it is at Fish Lake ( not here yet) in which he could not think it is in the end that is north. There have been some bits in the centre, under construction.
Today, between rainfall showers, he got in a trip. Also had sunshine.
You can now now ride about 7.3 kilometers of exceptional blacktop from the trailhead that is new Spokane – where in fact the tracks cross overhead – right down to Marshall in which the path presently finishes where in actuality the S. Scribner Rd. crosses the proper of means.
The path is a gentle incline up to Marshall, where it stops at an information kiosk on Scribner Rd. Ahead will be the NO NO signs while the locked right of means causing Fish Lake Trailhead. That is for Stage III. Go as much as the Cheney Rd and make use of the wide arms to get right down to Fish Lake and hook up to the Columbia Plateau Trail and points south.
Fish Lake is a great trip. The path is scheduled on top of the part regarding 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 transverse cracks.
It appeared as if there was some after work action. As TB headed right straight back, there were more riders coming down seriously to Marshall.
TrailBear Into The pines