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Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge

Central Washington

Location

Central Washington -- Yakima
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Length

2.0 miles of trails

Elevation

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Enjoy two miles of hiking trails at Toppeninsh National Wildlife Refuge. There is a variety of habitat, from native grasses to shrub steppe, to riparian areas and ponds that support many types of wildlife.

From the parking area, walk a short trail to the viewing platform where signs describe the area and show pictures of the wildlife in the area. From here you can return to the loop trail which begins near the parking area. This section has views of Toppenish Creek and travels on a mowed path. When reaching a junction turn left for the refuge headquarters. Return to the junction which takes you on a loop trail to wetlands and ponds.

Look for great-horned owl, tree swallows, cinnamon teal, yellow-headed blackbirds, black-necked stilts, and a variety of songbirds. Purple irises, nootka rose, and hopsage are among the flora you might see here as well. This is a very pleasant area to walk and observe wildlife.

 

Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 46.3058, -120.3363 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Central Washington -- Yakima

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Getting There

From US-97/SR-22 junction in Toppenish, go south 5.5 miles on US-97 to Pumphouse Road and the parking lot for the refuge.

 

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