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By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

First Day Hike set for Columbia Plateau Trail


Last updated 12/28/2023 at 4:05pm

CHENEY – Washington State Parks is hosting a First Day Hike at the Columbia Plateau Trail on Jan. 1. The hike is traditionally held on New Year’s Day, and participants don’t need a Discover Pass to join in. Rex Schultz, one of the guides leading the way, delved into what makes this trail so special.

The hike is from 1-3 p.m. and starts at the Cheney Trailhead.

The northern portion of the trail runs from Cheney to Sprague, but the First Day Hike won’t cover the whole distance.

“Of the parts of the trail I know, I recommend the section that goes through the Turnbull National Wildli...

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