Fish Lake Trail

Cheney, Washington

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South-southwest of Spokane, between Cheney and Spokane. Most of this ride follows an abandoned rail line from Spokane's west end to Fish Lake. At Fish Lake, the turn-around point for this ride, you may elect to continue on the paved surface all the way to Cheney and Eastern Washington University. Who knows, maybe someday when the trail is completely paved, it will become a major bike commuter route. Two charming lakes, rolling hills and pines, along with numerous rock cliffs, tunnels, and bridges give this ride a protected and rural quality. Grades are gentle. Wildlife is abundant. The trail has 20.9 miles gravel rail bed and 2.2 miles pavement.
Mountain Biking Spokane & Coeur d'Alene

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Mountain Biking Spokane & Coeur d'Alene

by Martin Potucek (Falcon Guides)

South-southwest of Spokane, between Cheney and Spokane. Most of this ride follows an abandoned rail line from Spokane's west end to Fish Lake. At Fish Lake, the turn-around point for this ride, you may elect to continue on the paved surface all the way to Cheney and Eastern Washington University.

Who knows, maybe someday when the trail is completely paved, it will become a major bike commuter route. Two charming lakes, rolling hills and pines, along with numerous rock cliffs, tunnels, and bridges give this ride a protected and rural quality. Grades are gentle. Wildlife is abundant. The trail has 20.9 miles gravel rail bed and 2.2 miles pavement.

©  Martin Potucek/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Cheney
Distance: 23.1
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 4 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 2,100 feet
Top Elevation: 2,500 feet
Local Contacts: Spokane City Parks and Recreation 509-625-6200
Local Maps: USGS Spokane SW, Four Lakes; Spokane County road map; Spokane City Parks guide and map
Driving Directions: Directions to Fish Lake Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

3/24/2010
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An unexpectedly pleasant ride from Spokane to Cheney. The pavement is good, lots of trees, minimal grade (as is typical for one-time railroad track beds). However, the trees are all pines. The Spokane trailhead is close to town and requires minimal gasoline.



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