Snow Mountain Ranch and Cowiche Mountain

Cowiche, Washington

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Acquired in 2005, and now a sanctuary for those looking to enjoy desert hiking, this 1800-acre parcel of land outside of Yakima is managed by the Cowich Canyon Conservancy (CCC). Many trails grace this property, but the finest of all is this enjoyable trek up the open slopes of Cowiche Mountain, with its seasonal wildflowers and grand views. Years ago former Supreme Court justice William O. Douglas enjoyed visiting the Snow Mountain Ranch here, then owned by friends, before starting his Cascades adventures. Today, the land is a great place to enjoy the outdoors as well as a critical place for salmon recovery efforts in Cowiche Creek.
Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks

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Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks

by Tami Asars (The Mountaineers Books)

Acquired in 2005, and now a sanctuary for those looking to enjoy desert hiking, this 1800-acre parcel of land outside of Yakima is managed by the Cowich Canyon Conservancy (CCC). Many trails grace this property, but the finest of all is this enjoyable trek up the open slopes of Cowiche Mountain, with its seasonal wildflowers and grand views.

Years ago former Supreme Court justice William O. Douglas enjoyed visiting the Snow Mountain Ranch here, then owned by friends, before starting his Cascades adventures. Today, the land is a great place to enjoy the outdoors as well as a critical place for salmon recovery efforts in Cowiche Creek.

© 2014 Tami Asars/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Birding, Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Cowiche
Length: 6.1
Elevation Gain: 1,080 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Best Times: Best Mar-Nov
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
Local Maps: Conservancy trail map
Topo Map: Snow Mountain Ranch and Cowiche Mountain Topographic Map
Guide Book: Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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