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Cowiche Canyon Trail

Cowiche Canyon Road, Yakima, WA
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Amazing scenery

Cowiche canyon is the place to go for a fun day hike. Easy hiking and breathtaking vues. Nice spot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frances B
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Yakima, Washington
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Evening with children

The walk was gorgeous. Flowers and birds, and as you descend into the canyon, civilization... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Eugene W P
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“scenic drive” (4 reviews)
“easy walk” (3 reviews)
“rocky top” (2 reviews)
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Cowiche Canyon Road, Yakima, WA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cowiche canyon is the place to go for a fun day hike. Easy hiking and breathtaking vues. Nice spot to view wildlife.

Thank Frances B
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The walk was gorgeous. Flowers and birds, and as you descend into the canyon, civilization disappears. Little evidence of dog pooh (I respond to an earlier review). Children enjoyed seeing little interesting things (snakes on a previous visit). Heard warnings of theives preying on parked...More

1  Thank Eugene W P
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Wow, can't walk or ride trail without stepping in dog pooh. Need to put dog owners on leashes. The Trail needs to be renamed Dog Pooh Trail. Very dry, sometimes slippery but good views of countryside - valley and hills. Breeding Nats or swarms of...More

1  Thank Ross201024
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We love hiking this trail. It is so beautiful and peaceful. It's a favorite weekend activity of ours.

1  Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

For me spring and fall offer the best side of the Cowiche Canyon trail. An old abandoned railroad was transformed into an easy hiking trail great for the whole family. You can also bike the trail, or you can challenge yourself by hiking or biking...More

Thank Ulrich T
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is such a great place that locals have been going for years. With lots of new people on the trail I have picked up more garbage this year than in all my years combined - Starbucks coffee cups appear to be a favorite or...More

1  Thank Pam M
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Easy to get to, just at the edge of town. Nothing too strenuous for hiking right through the canyon. Easy out and back, or use a second car parked at other end. We frequently hike up to the winery for tastings.

2  Thank sremick2016
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We love this trail! It has different entry areas from difficult with a tough climb to level n easy. We really like coming down through the winery but climbing back up is not an easy hike. You will work up a sweat. I do wish...More

1  Thank Ray M
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I love the canyon trail for so many reasons: 1. It’s @ 6 miles so it’s wnough of a hike to feel like you did something but not so much that anyone would need to be left behind. 2. It’s beautiful! 3. Dog friendly 4....More

1  Thank Traci L
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

There arr lots of options on these trails. Flat, following the old railroad tracks, or coming down the hills, which means back up again. We took all three dogs who enjoyed the river.

1  Thank Shecates
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