Beezley Hills Preserve

Wenatchee, Washington

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The Beezley Hills Preserve is an area of 4788 acres north of Quincy that is protected by The Nature Conservancy, which started buying up the land in 1998. From this high vantage point, hikers can peer out at the expanse of eastern Washington. The views to the south sweep in the broad lands of the middle Columbia Basin and the greater Quincy area, while to the east you can see all the way to Moses Lake on clear days. The preserve protects a diversity of wildlife and a huge array of wild plants. Indeed, this area is home to one of the largest populations of hedgehog cactus we’ve ever seen—thousands of the squat little spiny plants are tucked into the sandy loam of the preserve. Watch your step, and keep the kids close at hand if you don’t want to be picking spines out of ankles.

Beezley Hills Preserve Professional Review and Guide

"The Beezley Hills Preserve is an area of 4788 acres north of Quincy that is protected by The Nature Conservancy, which started buying up the land in 1998. From this high vantage point, hikers can peer out at the expanse of eastern Washington.

The views to the south sweep in the broad lands of the middle Columbia Basin and the greater Quincy area, while to the east you can see all the way to Moses Lake on clear days. The preserve protects a diversity of wildlife and a huge array of wild plants. Indeed, this area is home to one of the largest populations of hedgehog cactus we’ve ever seen—thousands of the squat little spiny plants are tucked into the sandy loam of the preserve. Watch your step, and keep the kids close at hand if you don’t want to be picking spines out of ankles."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wenatchee
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: April through May
Trailhead Elevation: 2,800 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: The Nature Conservancy
Local Maps: Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Moses Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Beezley Hills Preserve

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May 2018