Fish Lake Trail. New north end trailhead under construction

Fish Lake Trail. New north end trailhead under construction

New north end trailhead under construction


Once we talk … the Fish Lake Trail gets a brand new path head/ path end in the north end by means of the I-90 freeway. We see the design review application plus it sounded good. Some excerpts:

“New site elements should include the construction of a paved parking area with curb for 24 automobiles including two ADA stalls. Tangible sidewalks and a plaza area are provided along side a flush restroom facility, an information kiosk with interpretive signage, and paved use of the Fish Lake Trail. A trash receptacle, work work bench, and bicycle rack can also be supplied.”

Flushies should mean a water fountain when it comes to containers or at the very least a sink. Feels like a good addition and a great enhancement with this summer time whenever I wandered about looking for the north end regarding the path. Finally discovered the trail crossing S. Marshall Rd. with brand brand brand new blacktop.

“Stevemtbr” from BikeForums, a nearby rider, taken care of immediately my inquiries in regards to the Fish Lake if you take digital digital camera and having some shots associated with the construction that is new. They are published for the viewing pleasure.

Stevemtbr – “Since i’ve absolutely nothing but time to my fingers I made the decision to go for a ride off to the trail and check in the progress. They truly are nevertheless working on the parking area and bridges. The new pavement begins simply during the connection that explains Thorpe Rd and it is paved until the connection at Marshall Rd, about 3 kilometers well worth. No paving had been taking place today however the gear continues to be there as well as the gavel that is remaining seem like here willing to get paved.

The trail mind in Marshall at the conclusion regarding the paved part off of S. Scribner has brand new path shut indications maneuvering to Fish Lake. Really into the past we’ve simply ignored them and ridden on through without any problems. We connected a number of pictures for the veiwing pleasure.

Trailhead? Marshall? Scribner Rd.? Have to give that certain a look. You get on up at I-90, head south, hopefully on blacktop starting at Thorpe Rd. overpass, take it south thru Marshall to Scribner Rd., where you exit the trail and head down the S. Cheney/Spokane Rd. to the Fish Lake Trailhead as I understand the ride. There you’ll jump regarding the Columbia Plateau Trail, drive the blacktop to Cheney TH while the gravel most of the means down seriously to Martin Rd. Roughly, about 32 kilometers a good way. The roadies to their quick bikes will want it to Cheney. The hill bikes are designed for the somewhat gravels that are soft Cheney.

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October 10, 2009

As soon as the Fish Lake Trail is performed, it will probably link Cheney to Spokane, with ultimate hopes of a effortless link with Spokane’s Centennial Trail and thence into the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Imagine riding from Cheney to Coeur d’Alene.

It is possible to drive further. Catch the base of the northern percentage of the Columbia Plateau Trail at Martin Rd. TH out of Sprague, drive it north to Fish Lake Trail Head – and someday forward. When completed it will be considered a ride that is delightful. Have a look at my pix of this CPT on TraiLink.

At this time the Fish Lake is certainly much an ongoing work in Progress and under construction. Paving was occurring come early july. There’s no path mind during the north end. In reality, there was some debate over where better to access the north end. a regional recommendation is 13th x Government Way x Linedke Court. There is certainly a credit card applicatoin for money to place a trail that is nice with 24 parking stalls, flush toilets, etc., a little further north at vicinity 47.647261В° x -117.452892В°, because of the on-ramp north for the freeway.

There clearly was a trail that is nice at the south end – Fish Lake TH, terminus associated with Columbia Plateau Trail, but no Fish Lake Trail is available in here, yet. To do this means crossing an active rr track marked “No Trespassing”. Stage III might have an overpass here. Meanwhile, do a little bit of road cycling.

You are able to locate the path on Bing Earth. Enter: 47.617027В° -117.442830В° (cut/paste) and it surely will spot you regarding the path where it crosses S. Marshall Rd. This will be a gravel road plus one associated with access that is few towards the path. Take a look at my pix. New blacktop extended in both instructions from right right here. What lengths north. We resisted the temptation that is sore drive the van up it to see. I happened to be too sluggish to leave the bike, unfold it, equip it and pedal north. I want an Xootr for quick appearance.

On 9/20/09 it stopped in short supply of the overpass that is new N47.60460 W117.44218, however the grading proceeded south. The Spokane Spokesman-Review possesses tale about stimulus cash getting used to pave 4.4 kilometers associated with the path.

Your final access point before Marshall may be the brand new overpass on S. Marshall Rd. at N47.60460 W117.44218. After that the path runs between a dynamic line to the west and houses towards the eastern. Climbing yard fences to attain the path just isn’t suggested.

There was blacktop operating between your rail songs in the bottleneck in Marshall where a true amount of lines crowd together. What lengths north and south does it get? The locals ask which you leave the path at Sprague Rd. and never get further south:

“We ask at this time that trail users perhaps perhaps perhaps not travel the area of the Fish Lake Trail from Scribner path to Fish Lake, or even the area throughout the Interstate north associated with the Lindeke Trailhead. You can find significant obligation problems for the populous town on both of these areas that may derail our efforts to obtain the path done. Your assistance is valued.”

Make the trail down seriously to Fish Lake Trailhead. You can find substantial arms for riding. It is possible to have a digital trip wooplus mobile site regarding the path at:

If I had been doing the Fish Lake today, I would personally park at S. Scribner Rd. in Marshall and ride the trail north to see how long the blacktop extends. It may get most of the real option to the S. Marshall Rd. Xing and beyond. The entry that is next will be in the S. Marshall Rd Xing for the next collection of probes to north and south, as required.

Once I keep coming back during summer of 2010, you will have a many more blacktop that is fine. The path along Marshall Rd. is up on top of the canyonside with good views associated with the valley below. I’m getting excited about riding it. Someday: “Martin Rd. to Spokane or Bust!”