A pleasant hike on dirt and rock trails to a panoramic viewpoint. Elevation gain is minimal (200'), but this walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or baby strollers.

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2023 Northwest Hiking Weekend-Crab Creek

Traditional Walk

SN: 123875 - 2023

when is the event

Previous event - 395 DAYS AGO

Starting Fri, Apr 21st, 2023 for 3 days

Start table open: 8 AM to Noon Friday, Saturday , 8 am-11 Sunday

where is the event

Othello, Washington

The address/location to the start table for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Pioneer Park, Othello, WA

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

None provided

CC: Grant County


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Event comments

Walk on trails in a scenic mixture of rugged cliffs, canyons, lakes, and sagebrush grasslands. Follow Crab Creek Coulee for a short distance, then gently climb to a view loop, great for wildlife viewing and birding. Desert in bloom. Desert flora includes prickly pear cactus, sagebrush, cheatgrass. Marsh area great for bird spotting.

conditions for the event

Rating: 2B, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: No

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

The walk includes three alternative hiking trails; walk any or all of them:  Frog Lake Trail is a moderate three miles (5K/2B) with an elevation gain of 200 feet. Starting near Crab Creek, the trail promptly leads into the drier shrub-steppe habitat. Don’t look for Frog Lake. It no longer exists!  Marsh Loop Trail is an easy 1.8 miles (3K/1B), following Crab Creek and circling two marshes. Crab Creek Trail forms a moderate one mile loop (.62K/1B) that primarily explores a riparian habitat along Crab Creek.


how to get to the event

Driving to the start

I-90 Eastbound from Seattle area to the Columbia River Bridge at Vantage. On the east side of the bridge, take exit 137 onto Highway SR-26 and stay on that road 40 miles to Othello. Turn left, following the arrow for Othello. You are now on S. Broadway. After 1 mile turn Right onto E. Main St. Pioneer Park is on the right after 0.2 miles. Alternate route: I-90 Eastbound to Moses Lake. Right (southbound) on SR-17 to W. Cunningham Road. Right (westbound) 1.8 miles to Pioneer Park on the left.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Pioneer Park, Othello, WA

This event has a remote start.

About 10 miles and 15 minutes to drive to Frog Lake trailhead.

event sponsor

Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks (AVA-0534)

Event website: fourplushikers.weebly.com

point of contact

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