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Fishtrap Lake is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sprague, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.5 miElevation gain403 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsPaddle sportsLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsNo shade
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Robert Buchmayr
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Hiking

Great trail running for most of the way

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Jeremy Reilly
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Mariesa Dale
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Susan Smith
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an exposed trail so full sun almost the whole way. there were cows! and lots of them as we moved through the trail. when encountered the cows we just stood off the trail and let them pass. pretty lake views. trail winds through wild fire site from 6ish years ago. deer, birds, coyote and....cows.

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Melissa Rudd
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Mountain bikingBugsOver grown
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Ashley Anderson
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Hiking

This is a nice, easy trail system to just get out and have minimal elevation. So for everyone complaining about the scenery, etc. just know what you’re getting into. A pretty mellow and basic area that is meant for easy walking/hiking/biking. Enjoy what it is, it’s pretty move overall! Some ticks around, just be cautious.

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Peter Lavery
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HikingBlowdown
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Ashton Epler
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HikingOff trailOver grownWashed out
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Mark Janssen
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Running

OK trail heavy horse use, so there are lots of horse apples.

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John Beaton
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Mountain bikingOver grownRocky

Not aware there was cattle grazing in the area - we startled them and they definitely startled us running all over the trail back and forth. We didn’t necessarily feel threatened but they also didn’t want to seem to move off the trail - we ended up having to turn back.

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Corinne Miller
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HikingBugsOver grown

Hard to follow. Wouldn’t have been able to do it without gps. Lots of ticks came home with us

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Jeremy Reilly
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HikingOff trailOver grown

I’m giving the actual trail itself two stars. If you follow the route on here it’s a 3 1/2 mile bushwhack. Trail becomes unrecognizable in parts. The last few miles near the lake are the best part with some scenic views from rocky outcroppings. I wouldn’t recommend doing this trail on a hot day. Today was perfect.

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C M
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HikingBugsMuddyNo shadeOff trail

First half of the trail was marked wonderfully. Second half after view point was abysmal. Glad I had AllTrails. Lots of ticks and mosquitos.

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D Meck
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Lots of wildflowers. Open interesting terrain. Ponds and views of the lake. Butterflies and quite a few birds.

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Agnes Reizik
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Kate Hellenthal
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Hiking

This trail is relatively easy to follow. wildlife can be seen, plenty of beautiful wildflowers, and the views of the lake and falls are idyllic. Beware in the summer, though. The trail is overgrown in many parts and infested with ticks! when all was said and done, I found upwards of 15 on my dog, another 15 on my friends dog, and my friend found 4 on herself! Not sure if it was worth it, I think I much prefer this hike in the winter when it is snow covered!

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Sheri Jenkins
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Many fallen trees across the trails so you’ll end up bushwhacking frequently. Lots of ticks and mosquitos but the views of the lake and wildlife are worth it. Saw a bald eagle and had a run in with an angry snapping turtle on the trail.

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Jessica Whitney
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Walking

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.

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Cindy Beck
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Hiking

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

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PhLo M
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Hiking

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.

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Tyler B
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Nature trips

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

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