Tieton River Nature Trail


Naturalist Trip - Tieton River Nature Trail

In addition to a short winter hike along the Tieton River, the main reason for heading to this area is to learn about and view Elk and Big Horn Sheep in the area at two different feeding stations. These feeding stations exist in order to keep the wildlife in the area and out of the surrounding agricultural areas, reducing conflicts between animal and man.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2.0 mph

Details will be sent to registered participants two to three days prior to the hike.  The back up date for this outing is February 21 should weather conditions necessitate a change.  

The general itinerary is to meet near Naches for Big Horn Sheep feeding mid-morning; go to the Tieton River Trail for a short hike and to look at winter conditions in this area; we'll eat a quick lunch and go to the Elk feeding station area for a short truck ride among the elk prior to them being fed at 1:30 p.m.  This is a new trip for the leaders so flexibility will be key.  Weather conditions may cause the trip to reschedule to February 21.  Weather conditions may mean that the elk and/or big horn sheep aren't being fed.  Trip leaders will monitor conditions and the status of the feeding schedule as the time approaches.  


Tieton River Nature Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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