Zintel Canyon is some people's favorite "getaway" inside Tri-Cities. With fewer ticks than Bateman Island and cooler temperatures than Badger Mountain, it's a popular trail. A few residents offered some advice lately and I thought I'd pass it on:
The best place to start is at the trailhead on 7th Avenue near Vancouver.
Watch out for homeless campers, they enjoy the park as well.
Mountain lions have been spotted in the area in previous years so keep an eye open.
Spray your dogs to prevent ticks. Look for funny bullseye rashes on yourself afterwards.
Report graffiti you see. The city can't have it removed if it doesn't know about it.
Bring a plastic sack to pick up your dog's poo.
Be a good citizen and pick up litter you come across.
If you and a significant other want some "intimate" time find somewhere else. It's a park, not "the woods".
Don't go there to smoke weed. Recreational marijuana is only legal in the privacy of your own home.