Thanks to the Friends of Badger Mountain and many volunteers who have created the new Orchard View Trail on the south side of Badger Mountain. Click on this link for an episode of the Hike Healthy Podcast which I recorded while hiking on this wonderful new trail! Click here for the Hike Tri-Cities page with details, directions and a map for the new Orchard View Trail! This is so exciting to have another trail on Badger Mountain. It was slightly delayed because the summer heat made trail building difficult with the powdery soil. Now the trail is in great shape with gravel in most places. The trail is not currently accessible as a stand-alone trail. You access it from the Skyline Trail off of Dallas Road or you can reach it off the Sagebrush Trail. I think this is a good time to remind you about the Friends of Badger Mountain who are working to raise some funds to extend hiking trails onto Candy Mountain. You can click this link to find out more about the fundraising effort and donate some money to help the cause.
Exciting News at Hike Tri-Cities.com!
The Hike Healthy Podcast, Helping You Take Control of Your Lifestyle!
The Hike Healthy Podcast has now been launched! It has been years in the making. Hiketricities.com has been a labor of love for years. Now, I hope to help people around the world take steps to improve their health and be more active! The Hike Healthy Podcast is The podcast dedicated to motivating you to improve your health in a natural way. The Hike Healthy Podcast covers different health topics including physical, spiritual, mental, social, emotional and more. No matter what your level of fitness; the Hike Healthy Podcast can help you be more active as you enjoy the beauty that surrounds us!
The podcast features tips, stories, and information to inspire, educate and motivate to help you escape the average and pursue the unusual; an active lifestyle with better health. I hope you’ll check out the Hike Healthy Podcast and share it with those you care about.
What is a Podcast? A great way to enrich your life! Watch this short video tutorial to learn more.
Don’t Worry, Hike Tri-Cities isn’t going away!
Whether its the BRAND NEW Lakes Park hike, Canyon, Sagebrush or Skyline trail on Badger Mountain, Red Mountain , Rattlesnake Preserve, or Candy Mountain, any one of these will give you a chance to stretch your legs and be more active while enjoying the beauty that surrounds us! Hiketricities.com hopes to motivate and encourage you to take control of your lifestyle and enjoy the benefits of better health! No matter what your level of fitness, you can improve with more activity. Whether you’re a marathon runner, a mall walker, or a couch potato, hiking is a great way to maintain, regain or establish better activity levels.
Several Surprises are in the Works!Over a hundred-thousand visitors have come to hiketricities.com! We are so excited about this! We plan on continuing to offer you great content and information. We are also planning on a publication which will allow you to take the information you love most about this web site, with you! Also, we are working on extending the HikeHealthymessage to a much larger audience. Please stay tuned and share this web site with your friends by liking us on Facebook or other social media.
A Helpful Nudge to Be More Active!
I saw this poster at my workplace the other day in the stairway. There are quotes posted throughout the stairways to encourage people to be more fit. I really liked this sign and hope you will get a chuckle and maybe a little motivation out of it!
I got a cool new app to make collages and I wanted to try it out! The results are above from my 28 hikes in 31 days blog post!
Get out and explore and you might even come across some wildlife like I did at Amon Creek Preserve!
Check Out the Dozens of Hikes Listed On the HIKES link on the top of this page
We now have over 35 hikes listed in and around the Tri-Cities for you to enjoy, complete with pictures, videos, GPS tracings, Maps and Directions to the trailheads and new trail suitability icons. Every hike also has descriptions with mileage, difficulty, elevation change and more.
Mission of Hike TriCities.com
1. Encourage people to get off the couch and get outdoors.
2. Help people make and keep commitments to improve their level of physical activity.
3. Increase use of our local resources while creating ownership and pride which will lead to responsible outdoor recreation, preserving our beautiful surroundings.