Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


Day Hike - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

A moderate hike in eastern Washington (hopefully out of the rain).

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • Pace: A slow moderate pace

Meet at 9:30 at the intersection of the North Wenas and Black Canyon roads

We'll do a loop at the top of the ridge (see Hike 7 in the Best Dessert Hikes book).


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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