“A scenic trail along an abandoned irrigation ditch above the Cowiche Creek riparian area and meadow.”
— Thoralf Gamlem
No motorized vehicles.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Family Friendly: Easy access and a mellow grade make this a good choice for families.
This trail segment connects the trailhead to the Cowiche Mountain East Trail
on the Snow Mountain Ranch west of Yakima. The trail is on an old irrigation ditch bank service road which provides views of basalt cliffs, typical Shrub-Steppe habitat, the Cowiche Creek riparian area, as well as the meadows being restored with their native grasses.
Flora & Fauna
Owls, coyotes, deer, rattlesnakes, and many species of butterflies.