Trails, Hiking & Biking
Get outside and explore what Washington State has to offer at a pace that nature intended, your own! Enjoy more than 40+ miles of both paved and unpaved trails throughout Suncadia. Mountain bike, hike, walk, run, stroll, ski, snowshoe, and take all the time you need.
Introducing the Nelson Creek Trail Fish Shed!
Check out our new Fish Shed located at the bottom of the Nelson Creek Trail. The Fish Shed can be accessed from a small parking area off Swiftwater Drive in the Nelson Preserve neighborhood, or from the trail to the north of The Lodge. Near the Fish Shed are picnic areas with great views of the river - a great spot to picnic with the family!
The Fish Story
The Cle Elum River is home to Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and the Native West Slope Cutthroat Trout. The Cutthroat got its name from the distinctive red or orange linear marks along the underside of their jaw. In the Cle Elum River, Cutthroat enjoy long lives allowing them to grow to large lengths. The Kittitas band of the Yakama Nation were the first inhabitants of Upper Kittitas County. During the warm months they lived in small villages along the Cle Elum River where they hunted and fished for food that was abundant in this area. Fish were split, dried, and wrapped in tule matting for preservation. When food was scarce, the dried meats were prepared by roasting and boiling to be eaten. This Fish Shed commemorates all of those who have shared meals along these shores and celebrates the fish that are a vital part of the Cle Elum’s ecosystem. Today’s anglers practice a method of catch and release fishing while wandering the waters of the Cle Elum in search of these prized fish.
TRAIL MAP AND COMMUNITY MAP
Never miss a step. The newly designed Suncadia Community Map is the one resource you will need to find every hidden gem within Suncadia. Trails are for both pedestrian and cycle traffic. Use map to locate amenities and areas of interest.
Nordic Trail Map
Explore the vast alpine landscape this winter. Our Nordic Trail Map has a trail to suit every need. Take a stroll around Tipple Hill loop or be adventurous and hike down to the river corridor and let nature show you what you have been missing.