Baldy (Yakima Canyon)


Day Hike - Baldy (Yakima Canyon)

6 mile 2000ft. gain hike will be up Baldy, a 3200 ft. hill above the Yakima Canyon with views of the Stuart Range, Mt. Rainier, and Adams

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

10am Ellensburg Conoco/Flying J parking lot, Exit 109 Canyon Road.

This is a favorite hike of mine near my college at CWU. About 6 miles and 2000ft. gain on a nice but steep trail above the canyon, providing views of the Stuart Range, Mt. Rainier, Adams, and even Hood. A herd of bighorn sheep lives on this mountain, so bring binoculars and a high-zoom camera for some wildlife viewing!

The hike will be pushed back to a later weekend (January 17 or 24-25) if the weather doesn't cooperate.


Baldy (Yakima Canyon)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Hiking boots, jackets, gloves, food and water

Optional: camera, binoculars

If snow or ice: gaiters, microspikes

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