Fish Lake Trail

Cheney, Washington 99004

Fish Lake Trail

Fish Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Fish Lake Trail Reviews

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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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Trail Information

Nearby City
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Physical Difficulty
4 hours
2,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,500 feet
Top Elevation
Spokane City Parks and Recreation 509-625-6200
Local Contacts
USGS Spokane SW, Four Lakes; Spokane County road map; Spokane City Parks guide and map
Local Maps

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Jul 2018