Future Little Badger Mountain Trails

Little Badger Mountain is the next stage in our vision for a system of trails connecting four of our local ridges (Little Badger, Badger, Candy & Red). This segment of the system will provide public access to the highest point in the City of Richland with spectacular views of the surrounding area.

As of June 2020, twenty-one acres are left to complete the Little Badger trail corridor. A grassroots public fundraising campaign began January 2020 to raise $502,700 to complete the Little Badger Mountain Preserve project.

You can help us reach this goal by making a donation, either online to our Network For Good account or by mail. Friends of Badger Mountain (FOBM) is an all-volunteer organization with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. In whatever ways you can contribute your help, we thank you!

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The Proposed Trail

The new trail will start from the Sagebrush Trail near the eastern boundary of the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. Like the Sagebrush Trail, the new trail will meander near the edge of the ridgeline, showcasing the wonderful views to the north as the trail descends toward Queensgate Drive.

The trail will continue east through City facing slope land between two new residential developments.

The trail will then have an exciting section across the steep north face of Little Badger Mountain to a North Face Overlook in the middle of steep slope.

Next the trail will gain the ridgeline and have an exciting knife edge ridge section with precipitous slopes on both sides of the trail. The ridgeline trail will provide public access to the Summit Overlook near the water tanks at the top of Little Badger mountain.


Get Involved

Donate

You can help toward the Little Badger Mountain Trails by making a donation, either online to our Network For Good account or by mail. Friends of Badger Mountain (FOBM) is an all-volunteer organization with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status. In whatever ways you can contribute your help, we thank you!

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Volunteer

We’re always in need of new volunteers to assist in building trails. If you’re interested, contact Jim by email at Trailmaster@friendsofbadger.org and let him know. Mention “add me to your trail work list” so you’ll always know when the next work party is coming up.

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Learn More

Part of an organization or group who’d like a presentation about this project? Contact David Comstock at (509) 521-8226 or dccjmb@yahoo.com

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