McLellan Conservation Area

EASY 3 reviews

McLellan Conservation Area is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Nine Mile Falls, Washington that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, birding, horses, and cross country skiing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles
383 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


horseback riding




wild flowers


1 month ago

This had the potential to be a nice hike, but we were pestered by flies and bees the entire time so only spent about 30 minutes there. The trail also disappeared about 5 min into the hike, so we were basically just picking our way through the trees and wildflowers until we randomly stumbled upon the trail again. I wouldn’t go back, unless I was completely sure the bugs were gone.

2 months ago

McLellan Conservation Area is a 410 acre wildlife habitat with a few trail options to explore. The route uploaded to AllTrails mirrors the map posted at the trailhead and what the park provides online. There is another trail along the river as well as one inland a bit which shows up on some GPS devices. In addition to out and backs, a couple loops are possible. Some of the trails look as if they barely get any traffic. They are not worn down and can be hard to follow, covered by red pine needles. I visited on a Saturday in September, and there wasn't a soul to be found. With all the other trails closer to Spokane, this one seems to get fewer visitors, allowing for a feeling of solitude. North of the park is a curiously large swath of floating lilies that cover the entire bend in the river with green and yellow.