Cowiche Canyon

An easy, 6 mile in-and-out day hike with just 100 ft in elevation gain. Part of the Rails-to-Trails system, the trail descends gently, following an old 1880's railroad route that was converted and is maintained by the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy. Enjoy a pristine walk through a natural canyon with excellent potential for flower and bird watching.


  • A fairly new addition to the trail is a side trail heading out of the canyon and leading to a winery with picnic grounds and tasting room. It's 1.8 miles round trip from the Cowiche Canyon Trail.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 100 ft
  • 1,500 ft
  • WA DNR Yakima
  • USGS Naches
  • USGS Wiley City
  • USGS Yakima West
  • USGS Selah
  • Red Marker
    46.630176, -120.663307
    46.6301757174 -120.66330671
  • Red Marker
    46.621860, -120.619698
    46.6218601952 -120.619697572

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Cowiche Canyon

Exploring Nature Trip
An East of the Cascades Naturalist trip with opportunities for birds, wildflowers, and geography, on
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Apr 12, 2018
No Prerequisites
9 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Mar 22
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Cowiche Canyon

Exploring Nature & Day Hiking Trip
Eastern Washington Wildflowers bloom early and Cowiche Canyon has an abundance. We will walk the
Difficulty: Easy
Sat, Apr 14, 2018
No Prerequisites
7 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 12
Olympia Branch
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