Best trails in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington

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Looking for a great trail in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge, Washington? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, walking trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge ranging from 0.6 to 5.9 miles and from 2,260 to 2,358 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Pine Lakes Loop Trail
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 30 m
When the gate is closed for temporary closures there is an additional 1.5 mile walk on a gravel road each way from the nearest parking. This route is paved and gentle, passes by multiple lakes, and is a good place to spot wildlife. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved asphalt (temporarily plus some gravel while the gate is closed) and typically at least four feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (all 3% or less).Show more
#2 - Stubblefield Lake Loop
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
There is a $3 parking fee at the trailhead that is in effect from March to October.Show more
#3 - Winslow Pool
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 41 m
#4 - Bluebird Hiking Trail
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
The Bluebird Hiking Trail in the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Spokane Washington is a short loop hike that is great for the whole family. Make sure to bring a field guide because 27 different duck species frequent the refuge. Also make sure to keep an eye peeled for moose and elk. This is a kid friendly and dog friendly hike, but your furry kids must be on leash. You can do this hike as an out and back hike, or hike the trail and loop back to the trailhead by hiking back along the very scenic road, or start your hike at the trailhead and have somebody pick you up at the other end. (Please note that the automobile road is a one way loop, so you will have to loop all the way around if you want to drive back to the trailhead.) While the Bluebird Hiking Trail is probably the least scenic trail in this very beautiful refuge, it is nonetheless a rewarding walk through this special place. Show more
#5 - Kepple Peninsula Interpretive Trails
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 44 m
The Kepple Peninsula Interpretive Trail is one of the nature trails in Turnbull Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Washington. This is a paved trail that passes through wetlands, along a lake. You are likely to see many diverse water birds, and with a little luck, even a moose. There is a self-guided nature trail guide that you can pick up at the visitor's center. This trail is forked in the middle, and branches into two divergent trails that each end on two main roads. This trail is best hiked as an out and back trail. Show more
#6 - Blackhorse Lake Hiking Trail
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
Blackhorse Lake Hiking Trail is one of the many nature trails in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Washington. The refuge is home to many migratory water birds. The Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge protects a portion of the ‘Channeled Scablands’ of ice age flood fame. The refuge has a 5.5 mile auto route through part of it. You can also hike this loop! You can also drive or bike the auto route, stopping at the many viewpoints along the way. Blackhorse Lake Hiking Trail is just one of the many trails on this scenic loop. Accessibility: The trail does not currently appear to meet the guidelines AllTrails uses to tag wheelchair and stroller friendly trails. This does not mean that users with mobility equipment such as a wheelchair or stroller cannot navigate portions of all of this trail. Use you best judgement and be aware that other trails nearby like the boardwalk hike, are wheelchair and stroller friendly. The dirt and gravel trail is estimated to range from 2-5 feet wide. The surface may be very uneven and narrow along the entire route. If using mobility equipment, please ask for assistance and be mindful of the unpaved and uneven surface. The slope is moderately steep in some sections and is estimated to range from 0-7%. There is likely one ADA-compliant car parking spot with an access aisle at the trailhead.Show more
#7 - Blackhorse Lake Boardwalk
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 5 m
A short adventure along the boardwalk out to the viewing platform. Accessibility: This asphalt, concrete, and wooden boardwalk trail is estimated to typically be 5 feet wide. Boardwalk and platform areas have edge barriers and hand rails. The slope is mostly gentle and estimated to range from 0-4%. There is one ADA-compliant car parking spot at the trailhead with a designated access aisle. Show more
#8 - Kepple Peninsula Short Loop
Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m