McNary National Wildlife Refuge

EASY 7 reviews

McNary National Wildlife Refuge is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kennewick, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.5 miles
104 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly






4 months ago

could not find trail head. It seemed to be bird hinting season as we saw people hunting with dogs and heard shots. turned around immediately. We ended up going to the interactive center and there was a short trail around the pond we did instead. less than and mile. Would like to to come back when it is not bird hunting season to try and find this trail

10 months ago

Nice walk. Grew up near by. Ticks are a problem though...

11 months ago

not good

Monday, September 05, 2016

We love going here in January. It's cold and brisk and the trail can be soggy in places--dress appropriately. Depending on when you go, the visitor center may or may not be open (this is for January). BUT the birds are amazing! So many ducks and other water birds all in one place. Very kid-friendly trail, level trail, and close to Tri-Cities.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Nice, easy, mostly graveled trail. Trail is 2 miles one way, with plenty of benches for wildlife viewing, and a wildlife viewing blind. Beautiful in October; the leaves are turning on the tree, plenty of chatty waterfowl and flitting tweety birds. Good place to go when you need a fresh breath of air but don't want to travel more than half and hour out of the Tri-cities.

trail running
11 months ago