Foothills North Natural Area

Get out on the trails and explore spring wildflowers in May! On this outing, join Susan Ballinger to view the wildflowers that grace our open hillsides in the lower Foothills. 

Join us at Horse Lake for our 3rd SageFest - hosted by CDLT and The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Our main task will be building a short segment of trail connecting Homestead trail with the Old Ranch Rd. This work will be moderate to arduous and involve hiking 1-2 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and McLeods along the way.

Event is full! Thank you for your interest. Please check out one of our other upcoming volunteer events.

Controlling over 20 species of noxious weeds is one of our toughest stewardship duties. The timing of weed control treatments depends on the stage of plant growth and favorable weather conditions so we keep a flexible schedule.

On the occasion of the two-year anniversary of the 2015 Sleepy Hollow Wildfire in the Wenatchee Foothills, CDLT invites you come see the natural recovery of the resident native plants along the Balsamroot Trail. Hike leader and Conservation Fellow, Susan Ballinger, will share a photo point series and highlight the adaptations of native plants (a

Learn about trails in our area, whether you hike, bike, run or ride a horse. Trails provide entry into the special places that make our area so spectacular - places that provide space for wildlife to live and humans to visit.


Foothills North Natural Area’s 382 acres of shrub-steppe habitat provides stunning views of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers, vital homes for wildlife, and an important trail connection.

Plants and wildflowers add to the beauty of our foothills and improve the air and water quality, enrich and maintain the soil, sustain wildlife and provide humans with food and medicine.

Community Science Projects are collaborations between scientists and volunteers that expand opportunities for scientific data collection and help answer real-world questions.

The Wenatchee Foothills are a local treasure that symbolize why many people live in north central Washington—natural beauty, open space, and unparalleled recreational access just outside city limits. The beautiful, rolling shrub steppe is home to mule deer and Western Meadowlark.