The Town of Naches is located in a valley at the foothills of the Cascade Mountain range 12 miles west of Yakima on U.S. Highway 12. The Town is a small residential community of 805 with its roots in agriculture and logging and a multitude of nearby outdoor recreational opportunities.
The Town of Naches is a great place to raise a family, enjoy retirement, or enjoy a summer home. It hosts the Naches Valley School District, a Blue Ribbon Award School. The community provides a quality rural lifestyle to residents in close proximity to the larger city of Yakima for additional services.
Also located in the Town of Naches is the Naches Ranger Station which manages a portion of the nearby Wenatchee National Forest. The Cascade Mountains west of the Town of Naches provide opportunities to watch wildlife, hike, ski, fish, boat, hunt, snowmobile, and bike in numerous recreational areas along White Pass Scenic Byway and Chinook Pass Scenic Byway. The Town enjoys quick access to the expanded White Pass Ski Area.
If you enjoy a small town atmosphere and desire a quality way of life, play at our two local parks (Applewood and Cleman’s View), walk the Greenway started at the Naches Trailhead or visit the restored Visitor’s Center in the historic Train Depot, complete with restrooms.
Please join the community in celebrating our annual Sportsman’s Days Celebration held each September.
The fertile lands of the Yakima Valley have made our state famous for its world class fruits and veggies. Naches Orchards grow a wide array of produce from apples and cherries to pear and grapes, and much, much more.
One of the best locations for watching elk in the entire United States, Oak Creek is truly a sight to behold. In winter, elk congregate at the Oak Creek feeding station in herds by the hundreds. Visitors see the elk up close as they jostle for position at the hay drop stations. Other wildlife viewing includes bighorn sheep, woodpeckers, raptors, and a variety of songbirds.
Although Bighorn Sheep are not as numerous as the Rocky Mountain Elk fed at the main location for the Oak Creek Wildlife Area, they can be seen throughout the year at a small feeding station set at the base of a dramatic cliff on Mount Clemans.