Badger Canyon Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richland, WA that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Badger Mountain has two different trails up. This particular trail is Canyon Trail and offers some great views of the Columbia River Basin. Badger Mountain has two different trails up. This particular trail is Canyon Trail and starts at 525 Queensgate Dr, Richland, WA (This is considered Trailhead Park). This is the shorter of the two trailheads and offers some great views of the Columbia River Basin.
It's close by making is a good hike if you can't travel but not a lot to look at and pretty crowded.
A perfect morning hike! Very popular, views in all directions. My Fitbit clocked 3miles round trip and 770 elevation gain.
Great 30-40 minute workout! Lots of gravel so wear good shoes.
Good work out for beginners. Some people jog it. Great views.
Love badger at dusk in the summer. Bring flashlight.
It was a fun hike, with nice views but definitely busy!
Offers the best views of the Tri Cities. Overall a nice hike for all still levels, usage is definitely not Medium, this trail will have tons of people on it.
I was out in the area coming from Utah and I asked all the locals I knew what would be the best area for hiking/ trail running. This was everyones pick and I can see why. This is a very well maintained trail that is wide enough for the amount of traffic that uses it. I went to the top from one side to the other and back to the loop trail. It was a great time of the year to do it. The River and the Vineyards add to the beauty of this run. I would say this is a great place to come if you are visiting the Tri-City area
Good for trail running, can get extremely crowded. Not much to see, but great for getting into shape for the season.
Great place to run, my only complaint is mountain bikes are allowed and some of the trails are narrow.....so it is not always a peaceful hike/run when having to constantly watch for a mountain biker to come up on you. Too many people for my liking in spring/summer but in the winter (especially if it snows) you have the trail to yourself!
A good run for training