Badger Skyline Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews

Badger Skyline Trail is a 7 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,292 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

This trail offers a nice moderate hike to the top of Badger Mountain with a great view of the Columbia River Basin and Tri Cities. The switchbacks and trail are well maintained and offer some beautiful views of some vineyards and the landscape. This particular trail is the backside of Badger Mtn. Nice desert hike of Badger Mountain that offers great views of the Tri City area. Bring water as it is a desert hike with no water available. There are two trailheads to hike Badger, this particular one is on the backside and is longer than the Badger Mountain Canyon trail.

hiking
1 month ago

High use trail. Plenty of parking at the trailhead. Trail has pretty good markers at each major intersection. Beware of rattlesnakes, I encountered a baby on the side of the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

trail running
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Great trail, rough climbs for for a 7+ mile plus run!! Enjoyed the views of the Tri-Cities.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Lots of traffic on the trails, but very easy to access and offers great views of the region.

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Definitely high use. I was surprised how late people were still out on the trail. Also at dusk the night riding MTBs came out. Excellent views of the region.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Good trail where a lot of the community go. As you get higher you get views of richland. Lots of options and trail branches off a lot so be sure you know where your'e going.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

frequent this trail! the right mix of paced and aggressive hike

walking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

It's a weekly hike for me and many others in that area. You have to watch for snakes (it is a dry mountain, has to be hundred of snakes up there). Although I've only ran into 1 the last 3 months. If you go around 5 or 6 at night you can catch a BEAUTIFUL sunset. Quite populated, steep at parts, dog friendly. It should be on your to-do list. Go for it! Opt outside, always. (: Happy hiking.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Great workout, well marked. Watch out for snakes, saw two rattle snakes on the trail around mid day.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Awesome vantage point to see the Tri Cities

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pretty good hike. scenery of the Tri Cuties area us great. full sun, zero shade on trail

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Nice view of the wineries. Easy.

trail running
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.

hiking
Friday, July 20, 2012

One of the best hikes in the Columbia Basin with beautiful views of the Columbia River, vineyards, and the surrounding area. Good for hiking and trail running, on Saturday's it gets well used, but the facilities and the trail are well kept. Definitely recommended.

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