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Hike was really pretty. It was flooded in a few spots so we had to navigate around them but were able to make due :]

A lot of wild animals in this area and a beautiful area.

hiking
7 months ago

This can be an enjoyable hike in the right conditions. It's not super enjoyable on a hot afternoon, like when I did it. There is virtually zero shade. I was also a little disappointed that there is no clear path to Stubblefield Lake. Therefore, it isn't really destination and isn't even visible from the trail. Normally I am quite explorative, but I already had enough pokey things stuck in my socks, and I wanted to respect the designated trails - even if it's just a gravel road in this case. Not a terrible hike, just not my favorite.

hiking
7 months ago

The route shown for this hike is incorrect for the first part of the hike. The true trailhead is a short distance into the 5 mile driving route. You can either park at headquarters and walk down the driving route to find the trailhead or drive there and drive the rest of the one way loop afterward. The incorrect route takes you through the refuge's maintenance area and on a service road. I enjoyed this trail simply because it had coverage from the sun. Many other areas of the refuge are very exposed, and on a hot day that can be a lot to take in. Don't expect anything at the end though. It's a nice, but anticlimactic stroll through the forest.

hiking
7 months ago

This hike is short and sweet. A bit overgrown for sure, but nice scenery.

Lovely and easy hike along the shore of a peaceful lake, as well as nearby grassland and stands of Ponderosa Pine. Late spring is perfect time to see lots of wildflowers and birds galore!

8 months ago

Beautiful and easy hike along a paved trail. Perfect spot to enjoy the many birds that migrate through in the spring.

I first hiked this trail in November of last year. To my surprise, I was fortunate enough to see a moose grazing in the distance. To my dismay, my camera battery was dead. This is one of the better trails in the refuge. It is flat, and easy to follow. This would be a very family-friendly hike. There are nice views of the marshes and lake, and lots and lots of birds!

There is a small parking area at the trailhead, and a restroom.

This is one of the many lovely nature trails in the Turnbull Refuge. I did this trail today as a loop, hiking back along the very scenic road. This trail is not quite as lovely as some of those that pass along the lakes and marshes, but it is a nice hike just the same.

It is worth mentioning that I costs $3.00 for an access pass at the entrance to Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. You pay in an envelope at the gate, and put the dated receipt in your car window.

This is one of the many nature trails in Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. I spent the entire day hiking some of the lovely trails in these wetlands. This is a wonderful place to do some nature hiking, especially if you like water fowl.

walking
10 months ago

Nice little nature walk.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

This is a pretty good leg stretcher. It has very nice trails for some of the way, and gravel roads for much of it. There is a lot of open space. It was a cool day in November on the day I hiked, so it was marvelous. I would guess this gets really dusty in the summer. This was a satisfactory day hike, well worth taking the time to drive a couple of hours to get to the trail head. This would be a great place to ride a bike.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Winslow Pool Trail shares the trail with Pine Lakes Loop Trail for about half of the distance. At the end of the lake, instead of taking the short loop around, you take a wider loop. The Pine Lakes Loop Trail is paved beautifully all around. The wider loop that Winslow Pool Trail takes is a finely graveled trail / road. It's a beautiful hike, with abundant birds and a few deer on the day I went. It is an easy hike, with no significant obstacles or inclines.

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

This is a park where you have to go multiple times to take the time to explore. My bestfriend and I have seen many beautiful things there, whether we were driving through or hiking one of the trails. We even made friends with one of the common chip munks that you'll see running across the trails.

hiking
Monday, November 02, 2015

This hike was beautiful and interesting the first few miles, but after that it was kind of miserable. Walking on a rocky roadbed took it's toll, for us and our german shepherd, plus it was just long straightaways. Maybe our unfamiliarity with the refuge played a role, but at this point, we wouldn't do this again.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

Top notch quality and important ecological site - but pretty boring hiking with the kids.

on Winslow Pool

hiking
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The only place in WA that we have seen Moose. Lots of birds - lovely loop trail. Swans have been seen here nesting.

hiking
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A great place go on a day hike. very level terrain. Maintained neat trails and parking. Only complaint is the tick problem. Don't go walking here without knowing there's a great possibility of collecting ticks.

mountain biking
Monday, May 26, 2014

beautiful but do not plan on taking your bikes. it is not bike friendly.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nice area with lots of trails of all lengths. Nice area for kids and you can drive from place to place easily. Lots of ponds and scenic areas.

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