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Fishtrap Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.0 (3)

A continuous loop trail at Fishtrap Lake that is under development but rideable.


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8.2

Miles

13.2

KM

Singletrack

2,184' 666 m

High

1,995' 608 m

Low

345' 105 m

Up

338' 103 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Be aware of possible closures. Call the BLM Spokane District Office for more information at (509) 536-1200.

Description

The trail is all on BLM land and starts at the parking area located on Fishtrap Rd. Enter through the gate and continue southwest on the existing doubletrack mowed road and signed with "trail" signs. Ride about 1.5 to 2 miles and be watching for a brand new trail exiting on the left (southeast).

Turn left on this trail and enjoy this moderately technical section of the trail as it first heads towards Fishtrap Lake and then winds its way through the basalt layers along the lake. The trail is rideable but has several burned trees that have fallen over the trail recently. Since there was a fire here last year, these burned trees will continue to fall in this area.

This trail continues in a southwest direction along the lake and has very scenic views of the lake. The trail goes through a gate then continues to wind its way to a flat plateau about 40 feet directly above the lake. This is a great place for a break while you take in the scenery. The new singletrack becomes old signed doubletrack as it leaves the lake in a northwest direction.

Continue northwest on this doubletrack for a couple miles until you arrive at a parking area with a bathroom. Look for the trail on the northeast side of the outhouse where it becomes singletrack again and heads northeast through a scenic broad valley with a number of small ponds.

After about 1 mile to 1.5 miles, the trail will cross a doubletrack. Look for a cow trail directly across this doubletrack continuing northeast. Follow this very rideable cow trail. Watch your GPS or use the MTB Project mobile app as the cow trail will braid into multiple trails in a couple areas. This cow trail will lead you up and over a low rock ridge and back to your car.

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Shared By:

Les Gemar

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  3.0 from 3 votes

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Trail Rankings

#450

in Washington

#18,629

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Photos

Sign post showing the junction of North and South Loop Trails
Oct 13, 2019 near Cheney, WA
The south end of Fishtrap Lake
Apr 22, 2017 near Cheney, WA
Singletrack snaking through the burn area. Fun and scenic section.
Dec 5, 2016 near Cheney, WA
Doubletrack at the beginning of the Fishtrap Lake Loop.
Dec 5, 2016 near Cheney, WA
Very scenic section on a bench directly above the lake.
Dec 5, 2016 near Cheney, WA
Climbing out of the burn section.
Dec 5, 2016 near Cheney, WA

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Apr 5, 2020
Michael Sinitsa
Only 2 really muddy sections, the rest was perfect. Very scenic, fire pits along the way, grab flint and coffee and take a break! 8.2mi — 1h 26m