Chamna Natural Preserve - caroleschuh added this area
Riders have logged 53.39 miles & 20.85 hours here.
TOP TRAIL RIDER: caroleschuh logged 53.39 miles.
Driving DirectionsClick the icon for directions in google.
To get to the trailhead, take the Richland, George Washington Way exit off either I-182 or Highway 240. Turn left at the first light onto Aaron Drive. Follow Aaron and turn left on Jadwin, just past Beaver Bark. This will take you on an overpass over I-182. Turn right after the railroad tracks. Take your next right at the Chamna stone sign and go a quarter mile to the parking area with an informative kiosk. There is a porta-potty at the trailhead.
Rides Add Your Ride
|08 Mar 2017||caroleschuh||Ride Notes||2 h||21m||6.06||✔||✔||★★★★☆|
|23 Jun 2016||caroleschuh||2 h||3m||4.69||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|05 Oct 2016||caroleschuh||1 h||49m||4.59||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|10 Aug 2016||caroleschuh||2 h||26m||4.75||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|21 May 2016||caroleschuh||Ride Notes||2 h||3m||4.45||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|10 May 2016||caroleschuh||Ride Notes||1 h||58m||4.56||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|11 Apr 2016||caroleschuh||Ride Notes||2 h||46m||6.46||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|07 Mar 2016||caroleschuh||Ride Notes||1 h||56m||4.93||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|08 Feb 2016||caroleschuh||Ride Notes||1 h||52m||4.86||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|23 Feb 2017||caroleschuh||Ride Notes||0 h||0m||4.13||✔||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
|08 Jan 2016||caroleschuh||Ride Notes||1 h||37m||3.91||✔||✔||☆☆☆☆☆|
Adjacent to the Yakima River and at 276 acres and with over 11 miles of trails, it is a large area with plenty of enjoyable plant and animal life and river habitat and scenery. This is a beautiful, wooded area that is only a stone’s throw from Richland neighborhoods. It seems much more secluded than it’s proximity to town would indicate.
At the Chamna Natural Preserve, you’ll find old-growth sagebrush that is over 8 feet tall. At times of year, the habitat seems to change within a few feet from shrub-steppe desert to lush greenery. There are several trails which wind through shadowy, lush canopy that is almost mystical.
Many thanks to TrailMeister user caroleshuh for sharing this fabulous area!
The Chamna Natural Preserve is a Richland city park so no open fires are allowed, no camping is permitted and paintball or discharge of weapons is forbidden in the park, any ground disturbance must be approved at the City / Federal level. The preserve closes at 11:00 PM and opens again at dawn. No vehicles are allowed in the preserve so you can enjoy the outdoor experience without the roar of off road vehicles.
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