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Animal Walking Paths

Walk the paths
and connect with wildlife

Gaze at grizzlies, cougars and more on our Animal Walking Paths, then play at the Kids’ Trek playground.

Animal Walking Paths

Our central walking paths lead you around the park to meet bears, canines, cats, birds and more. See what animals you will see by visiting our animals page.

Kid on giant tree rope ladder
Play wild at Kid's Trek

Climb, jump, slide and splash at the nature-inspired Kids’ Trek playground.

Cheney Discovery Center

Hands-on activities abound! Adults can help children discover the natural world at their own pace, with naturalists on hand to answer questions and offer take-home activities. Meet Northwest Trek’s smaller residents: northern leopard frogs, pacific tree frogs, boreal toads, newts, a banana slug and a gopher snake named Gopher. Learn More.

E.H. Baker Cabin

Step inside this cozy forest cabin to get an up-close look at our wolf pack and learn more about how you can do science every day.

Feel the softness of a real pelt and climb into the tunnel to get nose-to-nose with a gray wolf! (Activities vary.)

Child running on forest trail
Nature Trails

Experience the beautiful Northwest forest scenery and get comfy with hiking on five miles of paved and primitive trails, free with park admission.

Pick up a map at the ticket window, and don’t miss the featured story on Reflection Loop! Read along as you reconnect with nature.