Winslow Pool

EASY 26 reviews

Winslow Pool is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cheney, Washington that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles
82 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



cross country skiing



wild flowers


4 months ago

5 months ago

Beautiful and easy hike along a paved trail. Perfect spot to enjoy the many birds that migrate through in the spring.

6 months ago

Nice little nature walk.

11 months ago

Winslow Pool Trail shares the trail with Pine Lakes Loop Trail for about half of the distance. At the end of the lake, instead of taking the short loop around, you take a wider loop. The Pine Lakes Loop Trail is paved beautifully all around. The wider loop that Winslow Pool Trail takes is a finely graveled trail / road. It's a beautiful hike, with abundant birds and a few deer on the day I went. It is an easy hike, with no significant obstacles or inclines.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Thursday, June 02, 2016

This is a park where you have to go multiple times to take the time to explore. My bestfriend and I have seen many beautiful things there, whether we were driving through or hiking one of the trails. We even made friends with one of the common chip munks that you'll see running across the trails.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Monday, November 02, 2015

This hike was beautiful and interesting the first few miles, but after that it was kind of miserable. Walking on a rocky roadbed took it's toll, for us and our german shepherd, plus it was just long straightaways. Maybe our unfamiliarity with the refuge played a role, but at this point, we wouldn't do this again.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Top notch quality and important ecological site - but pretty boring hiking with the kids.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The only place in WA that we have seen Moose. Lots of birds - lovely loop trail. Swans have been seen here nesting.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A great place go on a day hike. very level terrain. Maintained neat trails and parking. Only complaint is the tick problem. Don't go walking here without knowing there's a great possibility of collecting ticks.

mountain biking
Monday, May 26, 2014

beautiful but do not plan on taking your bikes. it is not bike friendly.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nice area with lots of trails of all lengths. Nice area for kids and you can drive from place to place easily. Lots of ponds and scenic areas.

nature trips
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This is a neat wildlife refuge to visit for an afternoon. It's really designed to be a drive-through auto tour. There are many places to get out and walk down trails but they are usually short and just take you out to a viewing area near a small pond. It is an excellent place to explore nature with children. All trails are pretty flat, and some are paved so you could easily use with a stroller. Do not expect any sustained hiking for exercise, but by the end of the trip you could get in a few miles of walking total. Good for photographers and bird watchers. I'd recommend bringing a pair of binoculars. We saw many types of water fowl, two coyotes very close (they were clearly used to being around people), and a cow moose. For a bit more exercise, bring bikes and ride through the auto tour loop, it's one-way gravel with minimal slow moving traffic. We drove through the loop, stopping to explore half a dozen short trails in about 4 hours total.

* There are plenty of ticks, so you may want to wear some DEET bug spray and be sure you check yourself out for the creepy little bugs when you are done.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Turnbull is a very good place for families. Well maintained trails that are easy for kids and dogs on leashes to negotiate. Located on the channeled scablands cut by the Lake Missoula floods, the Refuge is covered by Ponderosa pines, native grasses and several species of shrubs and wildflowers. Depending on the time of year, wildlife can include deer, elk, moose, coyotes and beaver. For first-timers, I would recommend driving the scenic road and finding the location of the many trails and lakes, then loop back to parking and enjoy your hiking experience.

Sunday, September 23, 2012