Badger Canyon Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Richland, Washington 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.
after hiking gorgeous trails in southern Utah, Colorado and Arizona, I was deeply disappointed in this trail. every person who spoke to me about this trail at work, and the group formed to regularly hike it, promoted it with such enthusiasm and excitement that I was looking forward to my first hike on Badger Mountain. first of all, there was nothing of natural beauty to enjoy, only a man made park at the foot of the mountain; secondly, there where so many people hiking it, it was too crowded; plus, many had turned it into a race rather than an exploratory hike. The trail consisted of brown desert dirt, some sagebrush, the rare pretty rock or small cluster of tiny wildflowers, if you searched carefully. This trail has been excessively over-hyped and promoted by the residents of this area. It's as if people here have never hiked a real nature trail before!
Great local trail, avoid during peak hours. Create your personal difficulty by speed & stride. Great for a quick outdoor cardio burst.
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!