hiking
7 days ago

WOW! This is such an incredible place just half an hour from Spokane. My friend had sent me this list: 10 Enchanting Spots In Washington You Never Knew Existed. http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/washington/wa-enchanting/. Hog Canyon Falls is listed and happens to be the only one in Eastern Washington. It truly is a gem and I'm shocked that in ten years living here I'd never been here before. We drove right by the trailhead and ended up parking at a campsite near the boat launch which is on the opposite end of the lake from the falls. There's a bathroom there you can use. Then we started on the trail. There were some sections that involved a little rock climbing both up and down. My 9 year old nephew was with us and he did just fine. There were still wildflowers. We saw a snake and a badger! Gorgeous landscape and canyon. The trail along the lake has you walking high above the lake. Even from far away the falls were impressive. I would like to go back in April or even early May next year to see heavier water flow. But, we were able to walk right up the falls and then we rock climbed up all the tiers to the top of the waterfall. It was a blast! This is a must see in Eastern Washington.

walking
17 days ago

Stay on the trail and don’t deviate from it! I saw one person leaving when my dog and I got there. Very remote. BRING WATER. There’s no shade and no water access. Also, watch for swarms of mosquitos! Wear pants and boots. Best time to go is early in the morning or evening when it’s cooler.

hiking
2 months ago

Great, easy hike. Met a lot of nice people on the hike as well.

hiking
10 months ago

Um, this place is pretty awesome. I liked it more than James T. Slavin or Turnbull which are also in the general area. Saw my first moose and almost 20 deer sightings! Bald eagle took off right in front of me, and more. The views of the lake are awesome, especially if you take one of the trails that follows along it. Not all the trails are mapped. Just look for faint lines in the grass. In fact, that's what most of the trails are, which is sort of a slight con. Got TONS of seed pods in my shoes and socks and was a bit worried about stepping on a snake.

nature trips
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Wear long sleeve pants/shirt during the Summer. trail was marked but thick with heavy mosquito population. Come prepared with bug spray.

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

My boyfriend and I took our dog and new backbacks out for a test run. The trails are marked but make sure you know what trail you're on-there are several trails you can take. We ended up far away from the lake and in the swamps. Will use our GPS next time.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

This trail is good if you want to experience a desert-like hike. There are plenty wild flowers and some wild life. We actually saw a deer on our hike. There is a trail you can follow where you pass through occasional stands of Ponderosa pines and past seasonal wetlands.

Begin the hike by walking through the trailhead gate, being sure to latch it closed behind as this is range land. The trail consists of old farm roads marked with carsonite trail markers.

Also, if you decide to go in the summer, make sure to wear sunscreen and/or hat as the majority of the hike is out in the open with minimal shade.

hiking
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Fishtrap Lake and the surrounding area is part of the channeled scablands formed by the great Missoula floods some 10,000 years ago. The lake is three miles long ,lies tucked into a narrow basalt canyon.There is no formal trail system,but plenty of old Jeep roads make good footpaths to wander around the mazes of small canyons and odd-shaped basalt cliffs.There are a lot of ticks in this country along with rattlesnakes so please be careful.

on Fishtrap Lake

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