Cowiche Canyon


Day Hike - Cowiche Canyon

Let’s enjoy a mellow day hike in a lovely spot in the Yakima/Selah hills. The trail travels along Cowiche Creek and has some lovely canyon views. The two side trails we'll hike add about 2 1/2 miles and 1,000+ of elevation to the normal canyon floor hike. See the "Easter Island" face rocks! Lovely wildflowers should be a bloomin'!! And oh yes, we are going to also take “The Winery Trail” side-trail to scenic Wilridge Winery (and vineyards) for lunch. Wine-tasting or take-home purchase of a bottle available. The tasting room has some limited food choices, but Ok to bring your own lunch too; there are picnic tables.

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • Pace: Relaxed pace

Lets meet at 7:30 at Tibbits Park & Ride  in Issaquah (exit 15 off I-90); it is across the street from and just south of the Issaquah Transit Center building on Newport Way NE.  We can consolidate cars from there.  I will drive and can take three.  It's about a 2 hour drive to the trailhead from Issaquah.


Cowiche Canyon

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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