Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


Day Hike - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Birds and flowers in this geologically impressive canyon line the road and we will be there to soak it up.

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  • Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft

65th Street Park and ride 6:30 AM.

This hike of the month will catch the spring warbler and bird migration, offering likely sightings of lazuli buntings, warblers, woodpeckers, raptors and bluebirds as well as the burgeoning spring flowers through several life zones. Beware of rattlesnakes, and wonder at the butterflies, birds and flowers as well as rock formations that define this superb eastside canyon hike. Bring binocs, sturdy shoes and lunch and prepare for fun.


Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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