Badger Canyon Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
757 feet

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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.

1 month ago

This is one of my keep in shape trails. It is the first trail developed on Badger Mountain and is the steepest of the trails.
It's a very popular trail. I avoid the trail on weekends because of the trail width and the number of people on it.

trail running
3 months ago

4 months ago

view is great!

4 months ago

Saw the eclipse! Was beautiful out.

5 months ago

Pretty nice views. No shade at all. Worth it if you're in the area, but wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it.

6 months ago

THE local hiking trail. Steep going up the front, and at the top you get a wide reaching view of the tri cities on one side of the "mountain" and vineyards and farming on the other. Crowded in the mornings, but you should avoid midday when its hot. Many people run this one. Can be done in an hour at a leisurely pace but still a great workout. It may be over hyped by the locals, but the local love is what makes it special. Locals worked really hard to raise money to buy this land to protect it from residential developers and they're proud of it. Salty reviews are likely people who refuse to see the natural beauty of the desert - if its not green, they don't care.

6 months ago

I love badger mountain!!
The front side is somewhat steep but a great workout with amazing views of the Tri cities when you reach the top
One of my favorite trails in Tri cities

6 months ago

pack light , avoid hottest part of day.

7 months ago

This was a fun morning hike! We took our two elderly dogs and they did just fine. The climb up was a bit of a challenge for them, but the climb down was great!

7 months ago

frequent this trail with my Labrador, great walk/ hike!

8 months ago

Loved this hike! Don't stop at the top of the steep side, it is a loop!! Wonderful and beautiful!

10 months ago

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!

trail running
Monday, November 28, 2016

Great local trail, avoid during peak hours. Create your personal difficulty by speed & stride. Great for a quick outdoor cardio burst.

Friday, September 23, 2016

It's close by making is a good hike if you can't travel but not a lot to look at and pretty crowded.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

A perfect morning hike! Very popular, views in all directions. My Fitbit clocked 3miles round trip and 770 elevation gain.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Great 30-40 minute workout! Lots of gravel so wear good shoes.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Good work out for beginners. Some people jog it. Great views.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Love badger at dusk in the summer. Bring flashlight.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

So busy!!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

It was a fun hike, with nice views but definitely busy!

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