Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve

The Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve protects Badger Mountain, located on the edge of Richland in Washington, provides views of the Tri-Cities as well as the Columbia and Yakima rivers. Trails are open for hiking. No motorized vehicles are allowed.

View from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve showing Red Mountain in the foreground and Rattlesnake Mountain beyond it

A non-profit group, Friends of Badger Mountain,[1] worked to procure this shrub-steppe area that has most native vegetation intact and then built a trail to the summit. The 1.2 miles (1.9 km) trail rises 984 feet (300 m) above the trail head in Richland.

Expansion Edit

Friends of Badger Mountain is working[when?] to raise $1.5 million for a purchase of 205 acres of land around Candy Mountain to expand the preserve and create trails on that mountain.[citation needed] This is the next step[clarification needed] toward reaching their goal of creating a 20 miles (32 km) trail connecting Little Badger Mountain, Badger Mountain, Candy Mountain and Red Mountain.[2][3]

References Edit

46°14′07″N 119°19′06″W / 46.235309°N 119.318419°W / 46.235309; -119.318419