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Fish Lake Trail

Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
47.6475, -117.4534 Map & Directions
7.6 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
382 feet
Highest Point
2,151 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Fish Lake on a sunny trail. Photo by Californa Girl. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage

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A rails-to-trails paved path connecting West Spokane to Queen Lucas Lake. Continue reading

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Hiking Fish Lake Trail

A rails-to-trails paved path connecting West Spokane to Queen Lucas Lake. Enjoy this multi-use, ADA-accessible trail with a mild uphill grade all year long. It's perfect for young children and dogs.

The result of a partnership between the city of Spokane's Parks Department, the Spokane Regional Transportation Council and the Washington State Department of Transportation, Fish Lake Trail is a continuing project 20 years in the making. Eventually, the trail be 10.2 miles long and end at Fish Lake Regional Park, serving as a connector to the Columbia Plateau Trail, Centennial Trail and Riverfront Park for commuters and recreationsists alike to enjoy.

The paved trail currently open for public use ends at Scribner Road.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

The trail is a slight uphill the entire way, meaning the way back is all downhill.

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Fish Lake Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6475, -117.4534 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Spokane trailhead: Take I-90 to Exit 279.Take exit 279 for US-195 S toward Colfax/Pullman. Continue on 195 for 0.3 miles, then turn right onto W. 16th Avenue, which turns into S. Lindeke St. Continue on Lindeke until you see the parking lot on the right, about another 0.5 miles. 

Scribner Road trailhead: Take I-90 to Exit 270. Turn left onto W. Melville Road; go 4 miles. Turn right onto S. Spotted Road, and in 0.7 mile, turn left onto W. Andrus Road. In 0.8 mile, turn right onto S. Grove Road, and then take a right onto Cheney Spokane Road. In 0.6 mile, take a left onto S. Scribner Road; there is a small gravel lot on your right.

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Eastern Washington > Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

City of Spokane

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Fish Lake Trail

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