Explore the most popular lake 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.

22 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.

walking
2 months ago

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

walking
2 months ago

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.

walking
4 months ago

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

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

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.

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 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.

walking
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Nice little nature walk.

walking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Some parts of the path had water over it, 4-1-2017. We saw ducks, birds and a goose landed in the water. It's a very easy walk for all ages, young and old.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

This is a lovely hike, with a well-maintained trail that winds through marsh land, woods, and grass. It runs along the edge of a long, marshy lake. You choose one end of the trail, walk to one end and then double back. Be advised that the road that goes from one end of the trail to the other is a one-way loop. The drive around the area is more than enough to justify making a visit to this lovely spot.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

This is a pretty good leg stretcher. It has very nice trails for some of the way, and gravel roads for much of it. There is a lot of open space. It was a cool day in November on the day I hiked, so it was marvelous. I would guess this gets really dusty in the summer. This was a satisfactory day hike, well worth taking the time to drive a couple of hours to get to the trail head. This would be a great place to ride a bike.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

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.

hiking
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Pine Lakes Loop Trail is a paved trail all of the way around. It is by far one of the best maintained trails I have been on all year. There is parking and a restroom at the trail head. There are many lovely wetland views. You will likely see some water fowl, and if lucky a moose or two.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Monday, October 12, 2015

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

on Winslow Pool

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

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