Castle Rock Natural Area

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.

Thank you for your interest, but this event is FULL - Contact Olivia olivia@cdlandtrust.org to be put on a waitlist or if you have experience with trail rock work.

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Columbia Valley Community Health invite you to hike for your health!

Join us for the 2020 Hike for Health Series. Improve your health, explore new places, be part of a team, take home prizes and be entered to win one of many grand prizes at the end of the hiking season. 

Join the Land Trust at Castle Rock Trailhead for weekly kid-focused hikes. Explore our trails with fun, hands-on activities to get up close and personal with nature. Learn how to help your child love healthy, active, and safe play in the outdoors. 

Join us at Castle Rock to perform annual fall maintenance on the Castle Rock trail system, and any existing trail infrastructure (trail closure barriers, fences, rock steps). This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 3 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and McLeods along the way.

Join us at Castle Rock to perform annual maintenance on the Castle Rock trail system, and any existing trail infrastructure (trail closure barriers, fences, rock steps). This work will be light to moderate and involve hiking up to 2 miles and using hand tools such as hoes and McLeods along the way.

Annual spring maintenance of the Castle Rock trails to fix erosion damage and trail tread. Volunteers should plan on hiking about 2 miles and using handtools for earthwork. Bring a water bottle, wear sturdy shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather. CDLT will supply all necessary tools and equipment.

Do you love the outdoors? Want to learn more about how to hike safely on our local trails and be prepared? 

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.

Protection of this property is the culmination of years of effort to protect a key piece of Wenatchee's gorgeous natural backdrop. As with some other Foothills properties, Lower Castle Rock is owned by the City of Wenatchee with a permanent conservation agreement with the Land Trust. Open during daylight hours.