A Pacific Northwest Safari. Northwest Trek Eatonville, Washington.

We recently learned that you don’t have to trek all the way to Africa to go on a memorable safari.  If you find yourself in the Pacific northwest, the best way to get a feel for our diverse flora and fauna is to visit Northwest Trek in Eatonville, Washington.  Sitting on a sprawling 725 acres, this wildlife park is home native animals such as cougars, wolves, elk, American bison, and eagles.  The park boasts a plethora of outdoor exhibits where you can watch the native animals roam in their natural habitats.

For us, the most alluring part of Northwest Trek is their tram ride that takes you through three different zones on over 400 acres.  You’ll have the opportunity to see free roaming bighorn sheep, elk, and moose- to name a few.  The 50-minute tour is led by a knowledgeable naturalist guide who’ll not only spot the camouflaged animals, but provide you with interesting facts and stories.

If you’re a wildlife enthusiast who wants to take in all that the PNW has to offer, make sure to take a trip to Northwest Trek.

Additional info:

Their mission:
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is dedicated to conservation, education and recreation by displaying, interpreting and researching native northwest wildlife and their natural habitats.

We visited the park during the rut season in the fall.  This is when the breeding season happens and it was the perfect time to see male elk locking antlers and fighting over their mate.  It was a little chilly so be sure to pack a thick jacket and a pair of sturdy gloves.

11610 Trek Dr E
Eatonville, WA 98328

(360) 832-6117

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  1. Shirlene from Idelish
    November 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    We live in the PNW and never heard of this! We’ve always been wanting to head to Africa for a safari adventure but that trip is still too expensive for us. NWTrek sounds like a great alternative..for now 🙂

  2. Christine
    December 1, 2011 at 6:17 am - Reply

    Had to tweet this. I ride when I can – but will have to do this all next week. More people certainly should.

  3. DTravelsRound
    December 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of this … it sounds like a really cool experience! Thanks for sharing!

    • Captain & Clark
      December 10, 2011 at 11:16 am - Reply

      It was a lot of fun! We had no idea what we were in for. We actually thought that it was one of the parks that you drive through. If you’re ever in the area, definitely try it out 🙂

  4. Bethany ~ twoOregonians
    December 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Ha! Nice work on weaving Kevin Costner and Twlight into the Great Northwest. Such a great point, though, that amazing wildlife in natural habitat are closer than most people realize. I love the west coast!

  5. Desert Safari Dubai
    January 30, 2012 at 1:54 am - Reply

    very nice post, i certainly love http://www.captainandclark.com, keep on it !!!!!

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