Blackhorse Lake Hiking Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop 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 bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length0.7 miElevation gain13 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeOver grown
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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.

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Logan Diefenbach
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Linda Hanin Sanders
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Overgrown, the flora is pretty but there was a lot of bees: ran across portion of the trail to avoid being stung. By the time I got to the car I removed 8 ticks (that was with Deet repellent).

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Rebecca Cole
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Nice easy trail. I only logged 0.7mi. Vaulted pit toilet at TH, open with TP! Beautiful area!

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Steve Hines
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Started on the Bluebird trail and then connected to other Turnbull trails. Hiking the road is surprisingly nice. Very little traffics. Nice surface. Shade. The Bluebird trail is also nice except for heavy gravel in center section where shared with service road. Not a good surface for hiking.

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Max Williams
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Morgan M
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Quick little loop.

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

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Sandi Nicol
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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!

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Daniel Mitchell
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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.

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Sandra Roda
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Julia Carlson
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Stanley Wood
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John Taylor
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Ken Lower
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Pamela Lersbak
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Bill Grace
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