Spring is the perfect time of year to visit Northwest Trek. Why? The babies are being born! From the chance to see baby buffaloes to baby wolves and moose, this is the time of year to go and see the animals!
For folks who’ve never been to Trek, it can be difficult to explain. Some choose to think of the 725 acre wildlife preserve as a zoo in reverse, where the animals are free and the people (who tour the reserve in trams) are the ones in cages. Others see it as the best opportunity for individuals and families to see typical northwest wildlife in the most natural setting possible. Ultimately, Northwest Trek describes itself as, “A Different Kind of Wildlife Park.”
See bighorn sheep, deer, Roosevelt elk, woodland caribou, mountain goats, bison and more up close from comfortable trams while touring the free-roaming area. Walk forested pathways to view grizzlies, black bears, wolves, bobcats, lynx, cougars, owls, eagles and wetland animals in beautiful natural exhibits. Explore five miles of nature trails and enjoy exciting hands-on experiences in the Cheney Family Discovery Center. – Northwest Trek
The park offers $2 off for military service members and their families with ID. For a list of current admission prices, visit their website here. The park is located in Eatonville, and takes about 45 minutes to reach from the JBLM main gate.