This scenic trail passes through open forest and uplands and is uphill from Spokane to Fish Lake. The trail is now paved for more than 7 miles from the trailhead south Govenment Way in Spokane to the vicinity of Marshall. The City of Spokane owns the corridor and is working to complete the trail which needs to cross active rail lines near Marshall.
Trail users can access the trail at the trailhead one block south of the intersection of Government and Sunset, where a new 23 spot parking lot and restrooms are available.
Continuing southeast beyond the pavement, the route is rough again and a short stretch is essentially closed until safety and ownership issues can be resolved where the trail twice crosses live rail lines.
At the south end the trail connects to the Columbia Plateau trail and is paved for an additional 3.75 miles on its way into Turnbill National Wildlife Refuge and on to the Snake River.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at the Fish Lake Trailhead, however this portion of the trail is rough and crosses active rail lines. A new 23 space parking lot and restrooms are available in Spokane 1 block south of the intersection of Government and Sunset..
Decided to try the Marshall to Spokane Memorial Park section of the trail. Nice part of the trail, paved, but don't like the "road cyclists" who ride in packs sometimes 3 abreast & force walkers off the side of the trail & look at walkers like they don't ...
Fish Lake Revisited
Fish Lake Revisited
What a change from last season. Then it was all construction and gravel and confusion at the north end. Poor TrailBear was wandering about, looking for the trail. No trail to be found. He couldn't find it at Fish Lake ...
FISH LAKE TRAIL - Where is the rest of it? Read on.
Closing the gap in the Fish Lake Trail from Marshall down to Fish Lake is in the works. It is Phase III of the project and probably the most expensive part.
This article might be of interest...