Cashmere Canyons Preserve

Quick Facts
Year Protected
Property Name
Cashmere Canyons Preserve
Private - Conservation Easement
Public Access
Yes - dawn until dusk
Public Access on Conservation Properties
Conservation Values
Climate resiliency, wildlife habitat, recreation
Funding Partner
Washington State Recreation & Conservation Office, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through The Nature Conservancy Resilient Lands Program, Hay Canyon Ranch, LLC

Cashmere Canyons Preserve is a stunning landscape of expansive views, carpets of wildflowers, and sweeping views from the Columbia River to the high Cascades. Working with the Land Trust, property owners Jabe Blumenthal, Julie Edsforth, and Don Poirier have placed a conservation easement, held by the Land Trust, on their Hay Canyon Ranch property – permanently protecting these lands from any future development. The property also has some unique qualities that make it particularly resilient to the effects of climate change. Its large size, diversity of habitat - from shrub-steppe to forest - and the connectivity to public lands will allow plants and wildlife the room to move and re-establish as our climate changes. 

And, in a rare and generous move, the landowners have opened their property to the public for hiking. Recently purchased adjoining land in Nahahum Canyon is the site of a new trailhead providing public access to the property. The Land Trust designed and built the trailhead with parking and amenities which was finished and opened in late April 2021.

The preserve offers over 10 miles of trails that wind through this spectacular landscape. The trail system will be managed by the Land Trust. The property has sweeping views from the Columbia River to the high Cascades.

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The preserve is open daily from dawn until dusk.

This preserve is privately owned and recreational use is limited to foot traffic only. 

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