Badger Canyon Trail is a 3 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.

3.0 miles
836 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.

4 months ago

great hike amazing views

5 months ago

Moderate, keeps the heart rate up. Good views of the Tri-Cities, but is not the most gorgeous hike out there. Kid and pet friendly.

6 months ago

Challenging trail. Nice views. Got a good workout in before work.

7 months ago

Awesome hike for something a little more challenging but still fairly simple hike for after work

7 months ago

Nice little stroll with a beautiful view. I’d go again for sure. Kid friendly as well.

trail running
8 months ago

Great workout.

8 months ago

It's a nice hike in town that can help you stay in shape. It's not that great of a view from the top, so if you don't live in Tri-Cities I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to do this hike. On a clear day you can see the tops of Mt Rainier and Mt Adams.

11 months 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
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Thursday, September 07, 2017

view is great!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Saw the eclipse! Was beautiful out.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

pack light , avoid hottest part of day.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

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!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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!

Friday, April 25, 2014

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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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

trail running
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Good for trail running, can get extremely crowded. Not much to see, but great for getting into shape for the season.

trail running
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Great place to run, my only complaint is mountain bikes are allowed and some of the trails are 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!

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