Day Hike - Baldy (Yakima Canyon)


Day Hike - Baldy (Yakima Canyon)

Winter Conditioning Hike. Open to all Mountaineers members! We are heading east to the Yakima Canyon for this desert hike that provides views of Mt Rainer, Adams, Stuart, and the surrounding canyon.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft

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

This hike is part of the Winter Conditioning Hike Series hosted by the Foothills branch. It is not part of a course or program. Like any other open hike, it is open to all Mountaineers members.

This is a nice steep desert hike in the Yakima Canyon, which generally is drier with better weather in winter months. This hike provides a great view of the canyon, as well as Mt. Rainier, Adams, and Stuart. I have also seen a large herd of bighorn sheep on this hill in the past. They are hit or miss, but if we get lucky they are quite the sight to see.

I encourage you to join me for lunch in Ellensburg afterwards. There are many great places to eat whether American, Mexican, Italian, or BBQ.


Baldy (Yakima Canyon)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

standard hiking gear

traction recommended if trail is snowy or icy

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