Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

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Day Hike - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Umtanum Ridge - Black Canyon Loop

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  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft
7:30 AM at Isaquah P&R;, South end
We'll going up by way of a jeep track, hiking east on the spine of Umtanum Ridge and then completing the loop through a stretch of overland travel. Because of the rougher terrain and length the trip shoulc be considered more as a strenuous hike rather than the moderate level of the standard description. Sturdy boots will be necessary and long pants should be available. It's a good area for spring conditions, snow free and with expansive views from atop Umtanum Ridge, albeit at the price of over a 2 1/2 hr. drive. Birds and wildlife are often to be seen and I hear desert flowers are now out. Lynn Graf is co-lead.
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Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


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