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How to Have the Best Day at the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve

Enjoy the great outdoors during your trip to Walla Walla! The Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve is part of Badger Mountain in Richland, WA. It is a gorgeous park with over eight miles of hiking trails. With plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, sightseeing, and bird-watching, this is definitely a must-see for any nature lover!
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All About the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve

History of the Friends of Badger Mountain

The Friends of Badger Mountain assembled in 2003 with the shared dream of preserving some of Washington’s scenic land. The organization purchased 574 acres of the area around Badger Mountain in 2005, ensuring that this region will be protected. With the assistance of the city of Richland and numerous, dedicated volunteers, this area is maintained as a Benton County Park in partnership with the Friends of Badger Mountain. Over the years, more and more trails have been developed here, making it an ideal spot for outdoorsmen to hike, observe wildlife, and just enjoy nature.

Badger Mountain Hiking

Today, this beautiful area contains over eight miles of hiking trails, causing the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve to be one of the most visited parks in the Tri-Cities area. There are five different trails you can explore while you’re here. All of them allow mountain biking as well as hiking. You can even go horseback riding on each of them (with the exception of the Badger Flats Trail). Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife as you journey through this area; the diverse land is the perfect habitat for an abundance of different animals, birds, and reptiles.  

Badger Mountain Events

The Friends of Badger Mountain strive to involve the community in their work by creating fun and engaging events for them to participate in, like bike expos, hikes, races, wildflower walks, and trail work volunteer events. These fun activities are an excellent way for people to learn about this park and help protect it.

Return to Cameo Heights Mansion

After your trip to the gorgeous Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve, head to Cameo Heights Mansion for a night of luxury and relaxation. Our romantic bed and breakfast features outstanding suites, convenient amenities, and many wonderful ways to enhance your stay. Consider booking an appointment at our onsite spa, which offers an outstanding selection of services, including massages, facials, nail treatments, and more!
Take a look at our many specials and packages. Whether you’re planning a golf getaway or you are arranging a romantic vacation with the one you love, we can help enhance your stay. We offer everything from elaborate packages to small romantic touches that will take your trip from fantastic to incredible!
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