Explore Homestead Valley Trail

  1. Select a Monitoring Location
  2. Learn about Location
  3. Explore Photo Points

About Homestead Valley Trail

Homestead Valley Trail
is a shrub steppe habitat near Moses Coulee in The Nature Conservancy’s McCartney Creek Preserve, managed by The Nature Conservancy, with 5 photo points monitored year round for vegetative and seasonal changes across various aspects of shrub-steppe habitat.

About the Land Manager

Chuck Warner, Eastern Washington Arid Lands Program Director for The Nature Conservancy. Chuck may be reached at 509-665-9920 or by email.

At the Trailhead

From parking area, walk through the gate and follow the two-track road to the kiosk on the right, marking the beginning of the trail. Stay on the trail to your right to find the first photo point.

Homestead Valley Trail is south of Hwy 2 on Coulee Meadows Rd/Moses Coulee Rd in Moses Coulee.

Explore the photos taken over time at Homestead Valley Trail
to see how citizens are helping to generate scientific data.

The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Preparing for Your Trip

  • Walk in access
  • Daylight hours
  • Please leave dogs at home
  • The area offers little to no cell phone coverage

Driving Directions

From Wenatchee:

  • Follow US-97/US-2 North to Orondo
  • Take US-2 East toward Waterville
  • From Waterville continue East on US-2 for 20 miles into Moses Coulee
  • Turn right (South) onto Coulee Meadows Rd/Moses Coulee Rd continue for 5 miles
  • Turn right onto Olson Hill Rd (gravel road) continue for 2 miles
  • The shoulder on the right widens at the walk-thru gate, please park here