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The ultimate nature therapy

Posted by Stacy Houle on Thursday, August 27th, 2020 at 11:57am.

In today’s world of chaos and constant stimulation, it’s hard to quiet the mind and think. Getting into nature offers a way to find some silence and clarity; the elements whip us into shape, the birds serenade us, and the fresh air awakens the senses more than coffee ever could. And really, could there be a better place to experience all this than in Suncadia?

Home to over 40 miles of trails, many of them stretching through the exceptional Suncadia Conservancy—dedicated to preserving indigenous flora and fauna of the area—they offer the chance to explore the great outdoors at your own pace. No matter how you want to venture out onto the trails—mountain biking, hiking, walking, running, and as the winter months approach, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are just some of the ways you can discover nature’s secrets.

Perfect for solitary ruminations, romantic strolls and family adventures, Suncadia’s trails aren’t just another way to stay active—they are the threads that connect the tapestry of our community, passing by the Lodge, the different neighborhoods, linking to the river, to Rosyln, and everyplace in between.

Follow the Nelson Creek Trail down to the Fish Shed, and stop a while for a riverside family picnic. Enjoy a guided hike to the river, and journey through verdant forest over deer and elk trails. Venture beyond the property for a climb up to the top of Manashtash Ridge or walk alongside the Cooper River to Cooper Lake. If you’re up to the challenge, climb down the 1,000 steps from The Lodge to the Cle Elum River, taking pitstops at landings overlooking the picturesque landscape—then climb back up it again.

Young and old, novice or pro, every outdoor enthusiast will find the trails spread across the mountain resort community inviting and inspiring; every heart will feel the joy of accomplishing something new, triumphing over Mother’s Nature challenges big and small.

So the next time you’re in Suncadia, make sure to pack your gear—it’s time to answer the call of the wild. Learn more about the trails open for exploration, and don’t forget to download your Suncadia Trail Map.

Happy Trails!

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