Perhaps not quite as well known as its directional opposite, the South Fork Walla Walla Trail, the North Fork Walla Walla Trail offers outdoor enthusiasts an incredibly scenic drive up Tiger Canyon. A majority of the road borders the watershed boundary, so take advantage of the wild and pristine viewscape. Of course, this time of year be prepared for changing weather conditions. There are too many other awesome things to do in the valley, so don’t force a trip to the mountains if the weather isn’t cooperating with the itinerary.
The North Fork Walla Walla Trail is currently Steve’s favorite trail. That is saying quite a bit as he knows his trails. When I asked him to elaborate he said, “I really love trails in the forest–maybe it’s because I grew up on the west side. This trail is awesome to hike as well as ride a dirt bike on. When the kids get a bit older, I’d like to make a backpacking loop out of a few trails in this area.” I’m guessing since he likes the trail it is a bit challenging, so I asked. “The first section is steep, but manageable. If not sure on your feet, consider a stroll down NF-6512 where the North Fork Walla Walla Trail crosses the road.” Actually, that is a pretty great suggestion as this is often where we take the kids to enjoy views while on a creature adventure.