What We Do

Photo: David Hagen

Conservation, Recreation
& Education

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy’s work: to conserve the natural lands of our area; to maintain, improve and expand a trail network for outdoor recreation; to provide quality environmental education for all ages through guided hikes, lectures, and field-based learning; and to participate in the well-being of our community.

CONSERVATION

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Creek Hiking Trails Wildflowers Balsamroot Yakima, WA Conservation Photo: David Hagen Education
Photo: David Hagen

Supporters of CCC believe in the value of conserving our precious areas for future generations.

EDUCATION

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Winery Hiking Group Trails Yakima, WA Conservation Photo: Lauren Leakey
Photo: Lauren Leakey

CCC is committed to providing quality environmental education opportunities for all ages.

RECREATION

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Winery Hiking Group Trails Yakima, WA Conservation Photo: Lauren Leakey
Photo: Lauren Leakey

CCC maintains over 30 miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, horseback riding, and snowshoeing.

“I’m from Seattle and visited the Cowiche Mountain section twice this late March/April. I just want to say you have done a great job in balancing conservation and recreation. The trail system is great, the variety of plant life is terrific.”

 

— Gary —

CURRENT TRAIL CONDITIONS:

Cowiche Canyon and Snow Mountain Ranch trails are OPEN. Please note: Most Rocky Top trails are currently open. However, Single track trails within the William O. Douglas Natural Resource Conservation Area remain CLOSED due to erosion damage — EXCEPT for the William O. Douglas ridge top trail connecting Rock Top and Snow Mountain Ranch, which remains OPEN. Please respect trail closures. Closures are for the long-term health of the trails. Closed trails can reopen once the erosion is able to be fixed or addressed within the WOD Conservation Area

Detailed trail conditions here.