What is Northwest Trek?
Northwest Trek is a wildlife park filled with animals from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, including a few species that are endangered or threatened. You'll find wildlife exhibits in a zoo-like setting in the walking-tour part of the park . The animals roam free in the other section of Northwest Trek; you can get an up-close view of the Northwest creatures from a narrated tram tour.
Where is Northwest Trek?
Northwest Trek is located about a half-hour southeast of Tacoma in the town of Eatonville. It can be accessed from State Route 161.
11610 Trek Dr. E.
Eatonville, Washington 98328
The Wildlife at Northwest Trek
Northwest Trek provides the opportunity to observe Pacific Northwest wildlife in a natural setting. You'll experience these animals in a variety of ways, including a walking tour and a narrated tram tour (both are included in your admission fee). Trailside encounters, the Cheney Children's Discovery Center, the Baker Research Cabin, the Forest Theater, and special events and programs provide even more fun ways to learn about the wildlife you'll see at Northwest Trek.
Northwest Trek Walking Tour
Here are some of the animals you can see while wandering the NW Trek trails:
- gray wolves
- insects and reptiles
Northwest Trek Tram Tour
Here are some of the animals you might see from the 55-minute narrated tram tour:
- mountain goats
- bighorn sheep
Hands-on Experiences at Northwest Trek
- Cheney Children's Discovery Center - interactive learning opportunities, including things to touch and handle
- Baker Research Cabin - hands-on animal research activities
- Zip Wild Adventures Courses
Other Learning Opportunities at Northwest Trek
- Forest Theater - view a short film about NW Trek's story
- Trailside Encounters - throughout the day animal keepers give short talks about specific animal species
- Special events such as the Slug Fest and a fun run are held throughout the year
- Family tours and camps
- Adult programs
Food and Services at Northwest Trek
The following facilities and services are available at NW Trek:
- picnic area
- gift shop
- counter-service cafe
- nature trails
Visit the Northwest Trek web site or call 360-832-6117 for the most up-to-date hours, admission, and exhibit information.