OHA's Trails


Lost Lake Wildlife Preserve

In January 2010, Okanogan Highlands Alliance responded to an extraordinary opportunity, purchasing 38 acres of wetland and 27 acres of adjacent forestland on the south end of Lost Lake. The Lost Lake property, with its abundant plant and wildlife, will be restored where necessary and preserved in perpetuity. Since that time, OHA has built two interpretive trails: a 0.6km wetland trail and a 0.9km upland forest trail.

 

Lost Lake Wetlands Trail : OHA on Trailforks.com

 

Lost Lake Upland Forest Trail : OHA on Trailforks.com


Pine Chee Mitigation Site

The Pine Chee Mitigation site, located south of Chesaw at the corner of Chesaw Road and Myers Creek Road, is accessed by a 0.6km trail through the wetland. The trailhead has an information kiosk and covered picnic table.

 

Pine chee on Trailforks.com


Virginia Lilly Trail

on USFS Land

OHA has adopted the Virginia Lilly Trail, in collaboration with the US Forest Service. The diversity of landscapes in the Okanogan is showcased by the Virginia Lilly Trail, a four-mile hiking trail in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

The trail is dedicated to the memory of Virginia Lilly, an Okanogan Highlands resident who loved and advocated for the beauty of the landscape. The trail was built in the 1990’s through a partnership of the USDA Forest Service, environmental organizations and local community groups.

The trail begins 200 yards up the hill from the parking lot. Although you can take the trail backward (starting in the parking lot), there are no route markers, and cow trails may lead you astray. On the trail you will travel through old growth forests, alongside wetlands, and across sunny hillsides. At the top you are rewarded with a bird’s eye view of Toroda Creek, over to Bonaparte Mountain and up into Canada. The views are just spectacular. Make sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen. The trail is a wonderful place to spend a day!

 

Virginia Lilly on Trailforks.com

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