Blackhorse Lake Boardwalk is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cheney, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.2 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly


nature trips


bird watching





2 months ago

One of my favorite parts of Turnbull. My kids and I always enjoy this area. Watched a porcupine climb a nearby tree one visit at this spot.

Sat Apr 14 2018

This doesn't really qualify as a hike, but it's a quick boardwalk stroll over part of the marshes of Black Horse Lake to a viewing area. There were plenty of waterfowl to be seen in early April. This is an excellent choice for those with limited mobility or toddlers. There is also a vault toilet at the "trailhead".

Wed Apr 26 2017

This is an excellent place to spot water birds. Blackhorse Lake Boardwalk, not to be confused with Blackhorse Lake Hiking Trail - which is on the opposite side of the lake, is a short, paved trail to some viewing platforms. It is wheelchair accessible, and has a restroom and parking area at the trailhead.

9 months ago

Tue Feb 19 2019

Sun Oct 15 2017

Thu Sep 08 2016