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Foxracer
02-13-2011, 08:48 PM
Cowiche Canyon Hike
Report by Brandon Hoekstra

On February 12th, 2011 my wife and I explored the Cowiche Canyon trail located off Weikel road near Summitview Rd.
We ended up hiking/ walking 6 miles round trip. At the end of the trail we were rewarded with a winery.

On our way up we had to take a detour due to the road being closed
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At the parking area
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Lots of cool rock
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Headed up to the Winery
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Tasting Room
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Lauren enjoying the wine
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After a long hike beer sounded better than wine
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This cat was friendly
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Hike down was very windy
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Scout had a great time
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Ceg
02-13-2011, 10:55 PM
Very cool report.

It see nice to see the pictures I cannot walk that far to do the trail myself.

mdmead
02-14-2011, 06:18 AM
Great pics! I've never hiked/biked this trail and want to do it one of these days. Love the cat!

waycrazy
02-14-2011, 09:13 AM
If you like hiking in that area there are a couple more trails off Cowiche mill Rd.

Bronco-in-Training
02-19-2011, 05:31 PM
Can I get directions to the trailhead?

waycrazy
02-28-2011, 12:49 PM
Can I get directions to the trailhead?

Turn off summitview on to N. weinkle rd. Its about 1/8th to 1/4mi on the first 90deg. corner you will see a sign.
http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&q=cowiche+canyon+trail&fb=1&gl=us&hq=cowiche+canyon+trail&cid=0,0,3715027080214169886&ll=46.634671,-120.677154&spn=0.002457,0.004823&t=h&z=18&iwloc=A