Directions to Our Trailheads
Cowiche Canyon - West
From downtown Yakima, head west on Yakima Ave. Turn right on Summitview Ave and continue driving 9.1 miles west on Summitview Ave until you reach the large log cabin building at Weikel Road. Turn right and proceed 1/2 mile to the bottom of the hill and turn right into the parking area marked with a CCC trail sign.
Cowiche Canyon - East
From downtown Yakima, head west on Yakima Ave. Turn right on Summitview Ave. Turn right at N 40th Avenue. Follow 40th Ave to W Powerhouse Rd adn turn left. Take your 2nd left onto Cowiche Canyon Road and follow to the parking area marked with a CCC trail sign.
Cowiche Canyon - Uplands
From downtown Yakima, head west on Yakima Ave. Turn right on Summitview Ave. Turn right onto N 66th Ave. Turn left onto Englewood Ave. Turn right onto N 80th Ave. Turn left onto Scenic Dr. Go 0.5 miles. The parking lot and trailhead are on the right.
Snow Mountain Ranch
From downtown Yakima, head west on Yakima Ave. Turn right on Summitview Ave and continue driving for 10.9 miles to Cowiche Mill Road. Turn left and proceed 2.5 miles, passing Cowiche Creek Nursery on the right. Turn left into the fenced lot marked with CCC signs.
There are over 30 miles of maintained trails for hiking, biking, running, horseback riding and showshoeing on CCC lands.
Map of Trails at Cowiche Canyon and Snow Mountain Ranch
Map of Cowiche Canyon and Uplands Trails
Map of Snow Mountain Ranch Trails - Deed restrictions prevent mountain bikes on the uplands of Snow Mountain Ranch.
Caution on Muddy Trails
Due to the rapid melting of the snow, some of our trails are quite muddy. Walking and riding on muddy trails can cause damage to the trails and worsen erosion.
If you encounter a muddy segment on the trail, particularly on hillsides, please stick to the lower lands and avoid using the muddy trails until they have dried out and are less vulnerable to damage.
Thank you for using this land responsibly!
Temporary Closure of Trail Segment in Cowiche Canyon
A segment of the trail in the Canyon is temporarily closed due to a recent rock slide, but Cowiche Canyon trails are open. The closure is between Bridges 6 and 7, west of the Uplands Trail and Winery Trail.
See map here
**Update on the rock slide**
We are still waiting to get an assessment on the ongoing risk and we haven't had any new slides. If you use the trail and walk through this segment of the trail, proceed at your own risk, and be very alert for falling rocks in the narrow canyon zones.