Fish Lake Trail. New end that is north under construction

Fish Lake Trail. New end that is north under construction

New north end trailhead under construction


Even as we talk … the Fish Lake Trail gets a brand new path head/ path end during the north end by means of the freeway that is i-90. We see the design review application plus it sounded good. Some excerpts:

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

Flushies should suggest a water fountain for the containers or at the very least a sink. Seems like a good addition and a great enhancement out of this summer time whenever I wandered about searching for the north end of this path. Finally found the path crossing S. Marshall Rd. with brand brand brand new blacktop.

“Stevemtbr” from BikeForums, an area driver, taken care of immediately my inquiries in regards to the Fish Lake by firmly taking digital digital digital camera and having some shots associated with the construction that is new. They are published for the viewing pleasure.

Stevemtbr – “Since We have absolutely nothing but time on my arms I made the decision to go for a ride out to the trail and check regarding the progress. They are still taking care of the parking area and bridges. The pavement that is new simply during the connection that covers Thorpe Rd and it is paved until the connection at Marshall Rd, about 3 kilometers well well worth. No paving ended up being happening today however the gear is still here while the staying gavel parts appear to be here prepared to get paved.

The path head in Marshall by the end regarding the paved part off of S. Scribner has brand brand new path shut indications maneuvering to Fish Lake. Genuinely into the past we’ve simply ignored them and ridden on through without any dilemmas. We attached a lot of pictures for the veiwing pleasure.

Trailhead? Marshall? Scribner Rd.? Have to give this 1 an appearance. 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 on the Columbia Plateau Trail, drive the blacktop to Cheney TH therefore the gravel all of the means down seriously to Martin Rd. Roughly, about 32 kilometers a good way. The roadies to their bikes that are fast enjoy it to Cheney. The hill bikes are designed for the somewhat gravels that are soft Cheney.

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10, 2009 october

If the Fish Lake Trail is performed, it will probably link Cheney to Spokane, with ultimate hopes of an connection that is easy Spokane’s Centennial Trail and thence into the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Imagine riding from Cheney to Coeur d’Alene.

You can easily drive further. Catch the base of the portion that is northern of Columbia Plateau Trail at Martin Rd. TH away from Sprague, drive it north to Fish Lake Trail Head – and someday forward. When finished it will be a ride that is delightful. Take 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 ended up being taking place come early july. There is absolutely no path mind in the north end. In fact, there is certainly some debate over where better to access the north end. a neighborhood recommendation is 13th x Government Way x Linedke Court. There clearly was a credit card applicatoin for funding to place a good path mind with 24 parking stalls, flush toilets, etc., a little further north at vicinity 47.647261В° x -117.452892В°, because of the on-ramp north associated with the freeway.

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

It is possible to trace the path on Bing Earth. Enter: 47.617027В° -117.442830В° (cut/paste) and it surely will put you regarding the path where it crosses S. Marshall Rd. This is certainly a gravel road plus one of this access that is few to your path. Consider my pix. New blacktop extended in both guidelines from right here. What lengths north. We resisted the temptation that is sore drive the van up it to see. I became too sluggish to have out the bike, unfold it, equip it and north that is pedal. An xootr is needed by me for quick appearance.

On 9/20/09 it stopped in short supply of the brand new overpass at N47.60460 W117.44218, however the grading proceeded south. The Spokane Spokesman-Review features a whole tale about stimulus cash used to pave 4.4 kilometers of this path.

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

There was blacktop operating involving the train songs in the bottleneck in Marshall the place where quantity of lines crowd together. How long north and south does it go? The locals ask which you leave the trail at Sprague Rd. and never get further south:

“We ask at this time that trail users perhaps perhaps maybe not travel the portion of the Fish Lake Trail from Scribner Road to Fish Lake, or perhaps the part on the Interstate north regarding the Lindeke Trailhead. You can find significant obligation problems for the populous city on each of the areas which could derail our efforts to obtain the path done. Your assistance is valued.”

Take the road right down to Fish Lake Trailhead. You will find nice arms for riding. You can easily just take a tour that is virtual of path at:

If We had been doing the Fish Lake today, i might park at S. Scribner Rd. in Marshall and drive the trail north to see what lengths the blacktop extends. It could get most of the real solution to the S. Marshall Rd. Beyond and xing. The next entry way will be during the S. Marshall Rd Xing for the next pair of probes to north and south, as needed.

Once I come back in summer time of 2010, you will see a many more blacktop that is fine. The path along Marshall Rd. is up on top of the canyonside with good views for the valley below. I will be looking towards riding it. Someday: “Martin Rd. to Spokane or Bust!”

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