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Candy Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 1,394 ft (425 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 536 ft (163 m)
Isolation 2.76 mi (4.44 km)
Geography
Location West Richland, Benton County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Columbia River Plateau
Topo map USGS Richland
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Candy Mountain is a small mountain located just outside West Richland, Washington. Candy Mountain rises above the Tri-Cities, located between Badger Mountain to the south and Red Mountain to the north.

Candy Mountain is connected to Badger Mountain by Goose Gap. There is a primitive road leading to the top, and the remains of an old radio tower. The non-profit organization Friends of Badger Mountain, in collaboration with Benton County, raised funds and pursued grants to purchase 200 acres of land surrounding Candy Mountain to build new trails on the mountain and connect it to Badger Mountain.

Trail

There is a trail that hikers can use starting on the east side of the mountain, leading to the top. The 1.4-mile (2.3 km) trail is fairly steep, but one can reach the summit in around 20 minutes. Along the climb, there are several false summits, where it appears you are approaching the peak only to find that such is not the case.

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