Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in WA is a great place to learn, explore, and simply unwind. Visitors can sit, relax, and enjoy a ride aboard the Discover Tram Tour to see the park's 435 acres of forests and beautiful meadows. The fifty-minute tour offers guests a chance to get amazing views of many different animals, such as bison, Roosevelt elk, moose, and others as they venture through the natural habitat of the animals. Each season brings something new to the park, including baby animals during the spring and summer. There are many other fun opportunities at Northwest Trek as well.
The Discovery Tram Tour at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park explores the park's stunning 435 acres of grounds, including forests and meadows in which animals can be seen in their natural habitat. Friendly and knowledgeable naturalists narrate every tour, providing visitors with fun faces about many animals seen. Since each season brings different things to park, these tours can be very different. Discovery Tram Tours last about fifty minutes, and are included in admission to the park.
The park's Animal Walking Tour takes visitors down a paved pathway through a forest to view larger animals, such as cougars, wolves, bears, and other animals native to forests within naturalistic exhibits. Further along the tour are small forest and wetlands animals like river otters and beavers sleeping in cozy dens or swimming in pools. Guests might spot a den built by Northwest Trek's black bears if they look close at Bear Bridge. During colder weather, the animals tend to stay in their dens the majority of the time.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park also has an area designed just for the park's younger guests. Kids' Trek gives children a chance to use their imagination as they explore and enjoy the nature-inspired play area. The area is specifically designed for kids from toddlers to tweens. Kids can climb in a huge "tree trunk" that features nets, build a fort in the area's construction zone, explore a replica of a beaver lodge, play in toddler-sized log cabins, and climb up and down nets. Features going along with a Northwest theme include an imitation beaver lodge, native plants, and statues of cougars and river otters.
Visitors can get up-close and personal with a variety of animals during Animal Trailside Encounters at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Guests can also chat with animal keepers to learn more about how the species in the encounter lives in their natural habitat, what it eats, and more. Animal presentations take place at the park twice a day, at 11:30am and at 1:30pm. No two presentations are the same, with different animals starring in each one.
Guests at Northwest Trek can also enjoy a five-mile network of both primitive and paved nature trails while taking in the scenery of the stunning Northwest forest. Included in admission to the wildlife park, visitors can either go on a short walk, or follow along the paths for a longer hike down the entire Sweet Water Spring Trail. "You are here" maps along the trail make it easy for guests to enjoy their hike without having to carry a map.
11610 Trek Drive East, Eatonville, Washington, Phone: 360-832-6117