Let's take a walk on the wild side at NW Trek & Zip Wild Adventure Course!

  • June 29, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Let's take a trip to Northwest Trek! We can meet for Breakfast and carpool to the wild. Wear comfortable shoes, and take a walk on the wild side! Experience captivating Northwest wildlife. Whether you are peering out of the tram at bellowing bison less than 10 feet away or standing nose-to-nose with an otter, exciting wildlife encounters happen every day at Northwest Trek.

http://www.nwtrek.org/


General Admission:
Adults (13 to 64)     $18.25

Seniors (65+)          $16.75

Youth  (5 to 12)       $12.25

Tots  (3 and 4)          $9.25

2 and under                Free

Parking:  Parking is FREE for cars, buses and recreational vehicles. Walking Tour:

Walk a paved path through the forest to see large predators such as grizzly bears, wolves, cougars and other native forest animals, all in naturalistic exhibits.


The trail is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available for rent at the main office, first come first served, when you enter the park.

Tram Tour:

See bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and more on a Northwest Trek Tram Tour.

The 50-minute, naturalist-guided tram tour winds through 435 acres of meadows, woods, and lakes filled with native wildlife.

 

Be the first to spot the bison herd. In the spring, scout a bighorn ewe and her lamb in the meadows. Or in the fall, glimpse bull elk locking antlers as they tussle over a mate during the “rut” or breeding season.

A knowledgeable and friendly naturalist narrates the tour with fun animal facts and interesting stories about the park.

 

 

For those of you with a bit more adventure:

Zip Wild Adventure Course!

up to $59 per person depending on the course you select

and you must RSVP via NWTrek.

Exhilarating zip line/challenge courses run through Northwest Trek's breathtaking tree canopy and zip liners surge through the sky. It’s a wild adventure for the entire family.

Each course contains sections of zip line separated by barriers that must be walked over, climbed or crawled over or clambered through. The challenges vary from course to course, but they include elements such as swinging log bridges; bridges consisting of slatted steps spaced about two feet apart; cargo nets; balance beams; and tight ropes.

No course is solely a harness-in-and-slide-along zip line; all require some mental toughness and physical agility. And all are amazingly fun and completely fulfilling.

Other fun things to do at the Trek!

Animal Trailside Encounters

Animals are the stars of these trailside presentations, led by keepers. Get up close to a beaver, porcupine, skunk or other small animal. Learn about where they live and what they eat. View the schedule for Trailside Encounters.

Cheney Family Discovery Center

Discovering nature is fun for kids of all ages in this interactive environment, which is home to some of the park’s smallest critters. Meet toads, snakes and salamanders. You can’t touch the living animals but you can enjoy hands-on activities from puppet play to touchable animal pelts.

Baker Research Cabin

This representation of an old trapper’s cabin is all about conservation and research including citizen science. Here you have the opportunity to spy on the wolf pack from the kid-sized observation tunnel or use remote cameras to observe the foxes and coyotes.

Nature Trails

Experience the beautiful Northwest forest scenery on five miles of paved and primitive trails. Each trail is coded with a different icon so following the right path is easy. A map is available at the trailhead.

Brings friends, family or come alone and meetup with other members!

Let's make a day of it!

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  • K

    Anyone else around?

    June 29, 2013

  • K

    Had a little car trouble. Back on the road and should be there about 10:45. Hopefully will just find you there. Please just don't start the tram ride :)

    June 29, 2013

    • T'Chani H.

      That works just shoot a message when you get there!

      June 29, 2013

    • K

      ok. see you soon.

      June 29, 2013

  • T'Chani H.

    We are on the road....wooo hoo!

    June 29, 2013

  • T'Chani H.

    Ok, the Palomino across from Bellevue Square is open early enough (according to website) for breakfast. I am carpooling and parking in the garage across the street near PF Chang's. So my suggested locations for those wanting to meet for Breakfast would be the Palomino or Brown Bag Café in Kirkland (they have great food). For those coming from Seattle my best suggested place for breakfast would be somewhere in Tukwila as parking near south center mall area would not be a major issue but you are pretty much looking at Starbucks or Embassy Suite Restaurants. No suggestions were offered!

    June 28, 2013

  • Chris

    I would also like to join a carpool. Located Eastside.

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Chris

      Sounds good. I could drive but my car is in the shop and the truck is not the most comfortable.

      June 27, 2013

    • T'Chani H.

      Chris we have space for you. E-mail me as we are meeting at Bellevue Square Mall near PF Changs so we can park in the garage!

      June 28, 2013

  • Jennifer R.

    Sorry but this date won't work after all. Jesse's coming home!

    June 27, 2013

    • T'Chani H.

      Awww, you will have to come on the next one!

      June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are we meeting for breakfast?

    June 3, 2013

    • T'Chani H.

      Where would you like to meet. Suggestions are encouraged!

      June 26, 2013

    • T'Chani H.

      I love Brown Bag Café but they are always fully crowded!

      June 27, 2013

  • T'Chani H.

    Wow, what a turnout we are having! Cross-posted counts are at 60+ (there may be some duplicate RSVP's). So with that in mind and due to the number of RSVP's for this event, it is my advice that smaller groups (that may be carpooling), designate a breakfast location to meet or I select two locations (and no, I cant be two places at once, so a volunteer host will be needed). A Eastside location and Tukwila location for breakfast or we can just all meet at NW Trek.... we have 60+ people RSVP'd (sorry some may be duplicates) to attend. Comments are required now, so I can announce to people where to meet!

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone coming from Seattle area?

    June 22, 2013

    • T'Chani H.

      I did cross post this on Seattle Singles and we do have a good turnout of Seattle Singles coming, go to that page and leave a comment there, I do believe we have carpoolers there from Seattle

      June 26, 2013

  • Jennifer R.

    I'm in Issaquah if anyone wants to carpool.

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Skippy S.

      I am in Kirkland that would be great. To carpool... My phone # is[masked] skippy
      My Facebook is Skippy Stringer Energydjs

      June 24, 2013

    • T'Chani H.

      I am Kirkland too and would love to ride with you guys!

      June 26, 2013

  • T'Chani H.

    Wow, what an amazing turnout we are having! I would like to carpool too, I am coming from Kirkland. Anyone want to meet at 70th St. Park and Ride Kirkland for carpooling?

    June 26, 2013

  • Skippy S.

    Looks fun

    June 24, 2013

  • Latoya

    I am sooo excited to get out and see the beautiful NW nature!!

    June 1, 2013

  • Lee N.

    This sounds fun. I hope the date and my schedule work together.

    March 12, 2013

  • Jennifer R.

    Depends on the date, but it sounds fun!

    January 26, 2013

  • Gary

    Maybe till we have a date.

    September 18, 2012

  • K

    This sounds like a fun day. (Sunday would be great)

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depends on the date!

    June 8, 2012

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