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Wild Horses Monument Trail

Parent Category: Hiking
Created: 17 May 2015
Location: Eastern Washington
Roundtrip: 1 mile
Elevation Gain: 150 ft
Highest Point: 1300 ft
GPS Coordinates: N 46 57.876 W 119 57.858
Visitor’s Information:

Discover Pass Required

Pictures below will take you on a virtual tour along this gorgeous trail! The views are fabulous!

Photo from Washington State, Eastern Washington
General Information:

Columbia River Area is one of the most beautiful and interesting geologic and historic features of the Eastern Washington and fabulous scenery of the area can be enjoyed at the end of Wild Horses Monument Trail.

This simple and short path takes you out of the parking lot and climbs on the top of the plateau where fifteen horse sculptures are waiting for visitors. It seems to me that this one of the most beautiful and realistic outdoor art exhibits.

Photo from Washington State, Eastern Washington

When you drive these horses seem to be alive and running across the hill. The piece of art was constructed in 1989, and the story is based on an Indian legend that tells about the creation of horses.

The horses are made of thick steel plates, and every horse has its’ own pose. Wild Horses Monument is a great work of a great Spokane artist Davis Govedare. He is also known for Bloomsday runner statues in Spokane.

It should be noted that this short trail wanders along beautiful wildflowers, and it is considered to be a good spring hike.

Photo from Washington State, Eastern Washington

Unearthly views from the top attract lots if hikers. Blue waters of Columbia River and closeness of “wild” horses, gorgeous scenery of the Eastern Washington makes this hike a real treasure.
If you look to the west, you will enjoy the highlands of the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park. This place is also worthwhile visiting. 

These pictures were taken in April, 2015


From Ellensburg

Drive east on I-90 to exit 139. The exit is marked as "Scenic Viewpoint," and leads to a parking lot.

GPS Coordinates: N 46 57.876 W 119 57.858

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Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Alex Mandryko

Information: Marina Petrova

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