Category Archives: Hikes

Take the Candy Point Trail to the Crown Point viewpoint

A sign near the north end of Colombia Avenue in Coulee Dam welcomes hikers.
A sign near the north end of Colombia Avenue in Coulee Dam welcomes hikers.

Looking for a great hike?

Consider taking the Candy Point Trail to Crown Point, an overlook with a grand view up and down the river.

Here’s our post about it, the first of several to come on local hikes.

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Flip through our new 2016 visitor guide

The Grand Coulee
The Grand Coulee, itself, graces the cover of our visitors’ guide this year.

When you get to the area, pickup one of our Grand Coulee Dam Area Visitors Guides anywhere for a comprehensive guide to all things in the coulee.
Until you get here, feel free to click on the image above to flip through the digital version of it.

Northrup Canyon invites you

A spring hike up Northrup Canyon puts you in the midst of a thriving environment between coulee walls.
A spring hike up Northrup Canyon puts you in the midst of a thriving environment between coulee walls.

Soon, Northrup Canyon will be full of green. If you like a nice hike, this one is recommended.

It’s a great place to shake off winter and welcome spring. A creek runs through part of it, and a blue sky gives a beautiful contrast to the basalt coulee walls that rise up closely on either side.

Don’t forget to take water. It can be a three- to four-hour hike, or more, depending on how far you want to go.

An old homestead of the Northrup family sits at at nice turnaround spot at the top of the canyon. But you can go further, up a rough trail to a small hidden lake.

A restroom and information kiosk sits near gate atĀ the beginning of the trail, but there no facilities past that. As a part of the state park system, a Discover Pass is required to visit. The most convenientĀ place to get one is at Coulee Playland in Electric City.