Winchester Wasteway

EASY 2 reviews

Winchester Wasteway is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moses Lake, Washington that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and canoeing and is best used from March until October.

12.7 miles
68 feet
Point to Point

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports



9 months ago

Not for walking or hiking. There's absolutely no trail whatsoever despite this site being marked as a state birding trail. There are some signs of old human activity attempting to trek through the dense wild shrubs and dense knee high grasses.

However there's a well maintained boat ramp and parking area for vehicles. Wish we had a canoe. The area is absolutely gorgeous. Would have loved to explore.

horseback riding
Sunday, March 05, 2017

Rode horseback 3/4/2017. Still some snow and ponds partially frozen. No spring growth yet. Porcupine, deer, pheasants, quail, rapters (Western Harrier, maybe Swainson's, maybe Rough legged) hundreds of geese, and thousands of ducks. No apparent defined trail but easy to bushwhack along ancient dune tops and around sloughs as I followed Winchester Wasteway South to the west toward Dodson Road from the parking area at northern end of Road C Se. A great waterway steppe habitat to explore just following deer trails through grass, sage, ponds, stream, sloughs, Russian Olive, and sand dunes. No rocks. Feels remote although only one mile from houses and crop land. Outhouse