Beautiful and Ride that is easy that in Spokane
The Fish Lake Trail is a somewhat brief, beautifully maintained multi-use path, ideal for biking. We recommend it. It is the unofficial north portion of the Columbia Plateau Trail. It begins in Spokane simply off western Sunset Blvd, close to the intersection people 195 and I-90. Search Bing maps for «Fish Lake Trailhead» also it will pop right up. Parking is plentiful.
The path 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
Almost ten kilometers of paved path produces a great ride. The Fish Lake Trailhead during the north end has parking that is amplewith overflow parking available in the street), restrooms, and water fountains. Heading south after that, the path carefully rises around 1600 ft on the ten kilometers (more or less 3% grade, an average of) rendering it a simple trip. The southern 50 % of it gives scenery that is amazing the path turns eastern and follows the Cheney-Spokane path through the valley. It currently (June 2015) stops in the southern end of Queen Lucas Lake. I’m hopeful for the BNSF that is remaining property be obtained plus the path to get in touch using the Columbia Plateau Trail.
Effortless trip, gorgeous path
A trail that is great! All 10 miles are now actually paved and open with mile markers. It is a set and trail that is easy less people compared to 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 really couldn’t resist and rode it anyhow. One . 5 kilometers of brand name brand new asphalt. By the end there clearly was an eight foot high chain website link fence, and so I back monitored to Scribner. You can conceivably get round the fence nonetheless and ride 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 wide neck about a mile . 5 up a small grade to Southern Meyers Park Rd. You can find brown signs showing the Fish Lake trailhead towards 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 living in the babbling brook operating down both edges for the path. It is an extremely small grade that is uphill stones and forest. The smells were intoxicating.
Turned right where in actuality the asphalt ends and went a half mile into city. There clearly wasn’t much here into the real method of drink and food but it’s possible to damp their whistle and relax before the return trip. We hit the mini-mart about a half mile down First St. for some energy that is quick and rode back once again to the shady bench and kiosk in 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 cyclists that are»road whom ride in packs often 3 abreast & force walkers from the part of this trail & glance at walkers like they do not belong from the path. Luckily for us only encountered one set of in regards to a dozen. All riders that are single quite courteous.
Fish Lake Revisited
Fish Lake Revisited
just what vary from final period. Then it absolutely was all construction and gravel and confusion in 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 ( maybe maybe maybe not here yet) in which 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 ride. Also had sunlight.
You will now drive about 7.3 kilometers of exceptional blacktop from a trailhead that is new Spokane — where in actuality the tracks cross overhead — down seriously to Marshall where in actuality the path currently concludes where in fact the S. Scribner Rd. crosses the proper of method.
The path is just a mild incline up to Marshall, where it comes to an end at an information kiosk on Scribner Rd. Ahead will be the NO NO signs in addition to locked right of method ultimately causing Fish Lake Trailhead. That is for Stage III. Go as much as the Cheney Rd and employ 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 ride. The path is defined 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 observed in the 1st four kilometers. The older pavement in Marshall is showing transverse cracks.
It appeared to be there clearly was some after work action. As TB headed right straight straight back, there have been more riders coming right down to Marshall.
TrailBear Into The pines