Grizzly Bear and Pumpkin


Pumpkin enrichment, scavenger hunts, and mysteries galore

Wolf curious about a pumpkin
10-3-19 (Photo/Katie Cotterill) Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. 

It’s time to have some spooky fun while staying safe at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Get in the fall spirit, with pumpkin enrichment for animals and costumes encouraged for everyone in October! Whether you want to visit Northwest Trek in person or join in on the festivities online, we’re here to help you have a healthy and enjoyable Halloween.

Haunted Hike

When: Fri.-Sun., Oct. 16-Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

What: Let’s get wild! We’re decorating the wildlife park! Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite costume and wander past magical lights, eerie spider webs, and pumpkins everywhere. Even the animals will be given pumpkins to play with and chomp on at various times (these won’t be scheduled to prevent congestion). There will also be a scavenger hunt for guests to solve the mystery of the forest! Is it ghosts? Goblins? Bigfoot? Walk the paths and find out. Guests who listen closely may even hear the howling of wolves or the haunting noises of elk rut. An added bonus: Kids’ Trek is now reopened! Let your kids slide, climb, jump, explore or scream (“Boo! Got you!”) their way through the nature-inspired playground.

“We understand that Halloween looks a little different for everyone this year, and we know safety is a big concern for many families,” said Education Curator Jessica Moore. “We are excited to offer Haunted Hike as a fun, interactive way to help our guests enjoy Halloween and still feel safe.” 

Guests are encouraged to wear family-friendly costumes (but remember, face coverings are still required!)

Cost: Free with paid admission or membership.

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Haunted HIke