Explore the most popular hiking trails near Cheney with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

TICKS!!!!!!! 30 minutes in, we spotted one on the blonde dog. Checked all three dogs and found over 20!!! They were all on leash and only brushed through tall grass at the very edge of the paved trail.
Great walk for us, very beautiful. Keep your dogs 100% on the trail or consider leaving them home.

21 days ago

Nice easy trail with a nice view of the waterfall though the waterfall had no trespassing signs near it. Tons of ticks!

hiking
1 month ago

WOW! This is such an incredible place just half an hour from Spokane. My friend had sent me this list: 10 Enchanting Spots In Washington You Never Knew Existed. http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/washington/wa-enchanting/. Hog Canyon Falls is listed and happens to be the only one in Eastern Washington. It truly is a gem and I'm shocked that in ten years living here I'd never been here before. We drove right by the trailhead and ended up parking at a campsite near the boat launch which is on the opposite end of the lake from the falls. There's a bathroom there you can use. Then we started on the trail. There were some sections that involved a little rock climbing both up and down. My 9 year old nephew was with us and he did just fine. There were still wildflowers. We saw a snake and a badger! Gorgeous landscape and canyon. The trail along the lake has you walking high above the lake. Even from far away the falls were impressive. I would like to go back in April or even early May next year to see heavier water flow. But, we were able to walk right up the falls and then we rock climbed up all the tiers to the top of the waterfall. It was a blast! This is a must see in Eastern Washington.

trail was nice but TICKS LIKE CRAZY! stopped to get the dogs a quick drink of water and they were both COVERED with ticks. make sure to do a flea and tick treatment before going and possibly bring a tick remover for before getting back in car. trail is amazingly gorgeous and will go again but LOTS of ticks at this time.

Nice easy trail. Beautiful little creek with turtles and frogs, even saw a train go by.

walking
2 months ago

This small loop is peaceful and a great spot to check out some wildlife.

walking
2 months ago

A great low-intensity walk. The paved trail leads right to fish lake. Not much shade along the way, bring water and sunglasses for sure.

This doesn't really qualify as a hike, but it's a quick boardwalk stroll over part of the marshes of Black Horse Lake to a viewing area. There were plenty of waterfowl to be seen in early April. This is an excellent choice for those with limited mobility or toddlers. There is also a vault toilet at the "trailhead".

hiking
3 months ago

Super easy paved trail with lots of wildlife viewing...particularly geese, ducks, and birds. This trail is pretty flat and would be great for little ones, elderly, or less athletic people. You will have to dodge quite a bit of goose poop on the trail, but it's worth it. It really is a birders paradise, and there are even viewing scopes at the start of the trail.

Nice trail. I personally feel the rating of moderate is inaccurate, should be rated as easy. Very little elevation change and the surface is paved but can feel long by the time you get back to your vehicle. If you venture into the Cheney wetlands trail(at about 3.5 miles from Fish lake) the surface changes to gravel and grass two track. Still remains relatively flat but a lot of beautiful scenery. Nice outing today. My wife and I logged 8.91 miles out and back with a short venture into the wetlands(ran short on time to venture further). Plan to do it again but take in more of the wetland's scenery.

Awesome trail to bike or run, it takes you straight to Fish lake. great for families. just make sure to bring plenty of water in the summer.

The hike is an out and back, so it is not as interesting as other trails. However, it was still beautiful and a nice hike to do.

This is wonderful please, full of nature. I have seen porky pines, turtles, water snakes, lots of mosquitos, ducks, and other animals.

I have hiked this trail many times over the past few years and my experience is different every time depending on the time of year. In March- April I have noticed a lot of bluebirds as the trail name suggests, both the western and mountain bluebird, nut hatches, northern flickers. Sometimes on the back side of the trail you can see Elk and Moose. My favorite experience so far is a couple bucks sparing in early October. May - August, There are some coyotes there that howl at sunset, a group in the public area and a group in the off limits area. One group will howl then stop and listen to the other group howl. It’s an amazing thing to hear. Only downside is there are a lot of ticks in Turnbull so bring the bug spray.

walking
4 months ago

Wouldn’t consider this a ‘hiking’ trail where one ‘hikes’. But it’s a pretty good walk.

Hike was really pretty. It was flooded in a few spots so we had to navigate around them but were able to make due :]

A lot of wild animals in this area and a beautiful area.

hiking
11 months ago

This can be an enjoyable hike in the right conditions. It's not super enjoyable on a hot afternoon, like when I did it. There is virtually zero shade. I was also a little disappointed that there is no clear path to Stubblefield Lake. Therefore, it isn't really destination and isn't even visible from the trail. Normally I am quite explorative, but I already had enough pokey things stuck in my socks, and I wanted to respect the designated trails - even if it's just a gravel road in this case. Not a terrible hike, just not my favorite.

hiking
11 months ago

The route shown for this hike is incorrect for the first part of the hike. The true trailhead is a short distance into the 5 mile driving route. You can either park at headquarters and walk down the driving route to find the trailhead or drive there and drive the rest of the one way loop afterward. The incorrect route takes you through the refuge's maintenance area and on a service road. I enjoyed this trail simply because it had coverage from the sun. Many other areas of the refuge are very exposed, and on a hot day that can be a lot to take in. Don't expect anything at the end though. It's a nice, but anticlimactic stroll through the forest.

hiking
11 months ago

This hike is short and sweet. A bit overgrown for sure, but nice scenery.

hiking
11 months ago

One of the most scenic walks in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Plenty of waterfowl to see. The entire trail around the lake is paved except for the spur to the viewing hut.

road biking
Monday, June 12, 2017

In weekends it got little bit crowded for a road biking.

trail running
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Good for a long run.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lovely and easy hike along the shore of a peaceful lake, as well as nearby grassland and stands of Ponderosa Pine. Late spring is perfect time to see lots of wildflowers and birds galore!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I first hiked this trail in November of last year. To my surprise, I was fortunate enough to see a moose grazing in the distance. To my dismay, my camera battery was dead. This is one of the better trails in the refuge. It is flat, and easy to follow. This would be a very family-friendly hike. There are nice views of the marshes and lake, and lots and lots of birds!

There is a small parking area at the trailhead, and a restroom.

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This is one of the many lovely nature trails in the Turnbull Refuge. I did this trail today as a loop, hiking back along the very scenic road. This trail is not quite as lovely as some of those that pass along the lakes and marshes, but it is a nice hike just the same.

It is worth mentioning that I costs $3.00 for an access pass at the entrance to Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. You pay in an envelope at the gate, and put the dated receipt in your car window.

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This is one of the many nature trails in Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. I spent the entire day hiking some of the lovely trails in these wetlands. This is a wonderful place to do some nature hiking, especially if you like water fowl.

hiking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This is an excellent place to spot water birds. Blackhorse Lake Boardwalk, not to be confused with Blackhorse Lake Hiking Trail - which is on the opposite side of the lake, is a short, paved trail to some viewing platforms. It is wheelchair accessible, and has a restroom and parking area at the trailhead.

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