Great Trail. Well maintained. Discover pass required.

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private property
rocky
11 days ago

Gorgeous day to do it with the rain turning into the sunshine. You do however have to park away from the lake due to the gate to the lake being closed. Not too many people on the trail other than a few other hikers and mountain bikers. Although it may seem appealing to climb up the falls for a better look, it is private property and the owner has come out with an AR-15 before to deter trespassing. As long as you stay within the hog lake area you should be fine. The area where it is private property is marked with signs.

I'm surprised how much I enjoy this trail for such a flat, paved, not-very-wilderness feeling walk. The lake is very pretty and restful, looks nice for kayaking, gorgeous color in fall. After the lake there's water running along both sides of the trail much of the year and you can just walk as far as you want, for a very long way. It can feel isolated midweek, I like that feeling but it might be wiser to bring my dog! I'm not a biker but this would be a nice ride. Weekends can be crowded I like it much better on a weekday.

hiking
27 days ago

Don’t go for a while! I usually love this trail, but my dog and I are covered in ticks. Like 30 or so.

hiking
29 days ago

This hike is very serene. It's such an easy hike without any noticable elevation change. I expected ticks with everything I had read, but all 6 of us were clear upon checking after the end of the hike. I sprayed us down really well with essential oils to repel them and it seemed to have worked well. I would say this hike is quality jogging stroller friendly, you won't get away with anything less due to the uneven terrain, the suspension on a good jogger would make it okay though as long as your kiddo doesn't mind a bumpy ride. I personally almost always use my hiking carrier though and that is what I used on this hike. We had our 3 dogs with us and were able to allow them off leash for the majority of the hike, definitely not recommended if your dogs don't have good recall due to the high probability of encountering wildlife though. When we reached the lake the views were phenomenal! The waterfall is powerful enough that it can be heard through most of the trail if you just listen for it. We definitely plan to do this hike in the future and allow for extra time to do more off trail exploration because this is a hike that deserves it. Oh, also must mention that it wasn't busy. Only encountered 2 different small groups on the hike itself and then there were a few campers scattered about at the beginning/end of the trail.

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bugs
29 days ago

This trail is covered in ticks. Boyfriend and I had at least 20 on both of us, and over 25 on the dog. We didn’t walk the whole thing due to there being too many ticks. The trail was nice, saw 2 deer and lots of turkey. Very easy walk. Bring extra clothes to change into for after your walk.

Paved trail great for little kids &/or bikes. Not very scenic unless you make it to Fish Lake (which is far for little kids). Great way to get energy out.

Awesome little trail! You can choose to stay on the paved path the entire time or make your way down the gravel roads and find yourself in a decent stretch of small hills and between trees. My wife and 6 year old son made quick work of the path as beginner mountain bike riders so I definitely recommend it to any family!

hiking
1 month ago

This is my new favorite hike, it was easy, it was beautiful. I parked at the trail head shown on the map. The trail goes through a beautiful forest, then opens up along a little stream the descends down the hill with you. It is about this time you may glimpse your first view of the waterfall, far off and stunning. Much bigger in person than I could ever grasp from photos. The trail moves close to the falls then, you retrace part of the trail you just did until you come to the top of the hill, then go left for the return walk along the lake. If you hit the boat launch you have gone to far, but can just walk back up the road if that is the case. 1 garter snake in the rocks near the falls. The water falls seemingly goes under ground, you cannot see where it flows into the lake. Highly recommend! - leave no trace.

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bugs
1 month ago

Easy trail, nice view of the lake and waterfall. Climbed down into the canyon area to enjoy the water...all I can say is huge mosquitos

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike! Could walk here every day and see something new. Family friendly/paved trails throughout. Saw plenty of wildlife including a moose that we kept our distance from!

1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Quiet and peaceful. Trail is wide and well-marked. We went down to the fence in front of the waterfall and back up which is the toughest part. If you stay up top, the hike is less than a mile and a half and easy for anyone.

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bugs
1 month ago

Great easy trial for kids. Could also be good for biking. Good views of the lake-be careful of the cliffs. Also disappointing “No trespassing” signs keep you from getting close to the waterfall. Otherwise a beautiful area to hike. There were several people camping as well. Boat access closed due to Coronavirus social distancing. We saw two snakes near the base of the waterfall in the marshy area. One harmless Gardner snake and a Rattle snake. Both just slithered away. Also spiders, Red aunts, black ducks, and many birds. We saw the most beautiful blue bird! The green grass and flowers were beautiful in the spring! I recommend this hike, it was worth it to come from Spokane!

Gorgeous walk. Lots of wildlife to see. Note: during covid-19 the gate is closed. It is an additional 1.5 mile (gravel road) walk each way.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful day, trail is nice this time of year. great views!

walking
2 months ago

Easy walk for anyone. All paved nice views. Little windy today.

hiking
2 months ago

this was a beautiful trail! lovely waterfall! not too hard and not too easy.

walking
2 months ago

Walked this today with pup and kids. Easy paved path. Beautiful and quite a few walkers out enjoying the day. We stopped for a break to find snakes along the path which was really neat. Some geese and ducks are present. Still a bit early for their babies but should see them arriving soon!

One of my favorite parts of Turnbull. My kids and I always enjoy this area. Watched a porcupine climb a nearby tree one visit at this spot.

hiking
3 months ago

Overcast 45 degree day. Worth the trip out west of Spokane. Great hike for beginners and definitely bring your pup on a leash. Parking lot had more cars then expected. But people are spread out and take various other trails. First instinct is to stop at first parking lot you come too, however I would recommend keep driving to second parking area(boat launch). Bathroom is scary looking wouldn’t be surprised if there was a clown inside. No snow, mild temps in February and a nice waterfall made for a good day. Only drawback was the drones overhead making a ton of noise along with people shooting their guns. Definitely not peaceful on this day. Hope it was just an exception

hiking
3 months ago

Took our dogs (on a leash). Easy hike with nice views of the falls and lake. A bit chilly and windy but still worth the hike.

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bugs
fee
snow
4 months ago

I take my 2yo son here on almost a weekly basis and he loves it! We’ve seen porcupines, moose, badger, coyotes, deer, elk, and a huge variety of birds and plants! One day I counted 36 different species of birds in less than 1 hr in this area. I love it here.

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muddy
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great family snowshoe hike in the winter. Never saw any other hikers; had the entire trail to ourselves. Remember the hot chocolate!

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muddy
5 months ago

Not moderate at all. Nice easy hike, half on a road

hiking
5 months ago

Easy, enjoyable trail through the woods.

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