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Construction Begins on Badger Mountain Trailhead Parking Area

Officials broke ground Monday for a new 50-space parking lot at Trailhead Park for the Badger Mountain hiking trails in Richland. More than 200,000 visits were recorded last year on the 1,600-foot mountain, making it one of the most hiked mountains in the state. Lack of parking leads many visitors to park on Queensgate Drive, causing problems for residents. Tri-City […]

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New trail open on Badger Mountain

Tri-City Herald
The newest Badger Mountain trail is open after months of work and thousands of hours of volunteer labor.

A ceremony is planned at noon Jan. 16 to dedicate the yet-to-be-named trail, which traverses Badger’s southern slope.

“The people did this. That’s been true about each of our trails — it’s the people’s mountain and the people’s trail,” said Sharon […]

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Richland, Benton County buy rescue stretchers for Badger Mountain

Sara Schilling

They look like off-road versions of a stretcher, with large, durable wheels.

And they’ll make a big difference for the firefighters responding to medical calls on Badger Mountain and the injured trail-users they’re sent to help.

“In the past, we’d have to get six or seven people up there and try to carry the person down, which is very labor intensive,” […]

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Work begins on new Badger Mountain trail

By Sara Schilling, Tri-City Herald

Work has started on a new 2.5-mile trail on the south side of Badger Mountain.

The new trail will start and end from the existing Skyline Trail, traversing the lower part of Badger’s southern slope, above a nearby orchard.

It’s been planned for years and is moving forward after the company that owns the orchard — Premiere Columbia […]

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Hikers Aim To Preserve The Tri-Cities’ Dramatic Ridgelines


The close proximity of a group of mountains known as The Rattles to the the Tri-Cities in southeast Washington, means urban dwellers can hike a 1,500 foot peak and enjoy dramatic views on their lunch break — or even after supper.

But it also means these ridgelines are prime turf for expensive view-homes.

Now, a band of avid hikers are […]

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