Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


Day Hike - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

This trip provides views, birds, geology and wildflowers as we amble up Umptanum Ridge via Black Canyon.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft
  • Pace: slow

65th Street Park and Ride at 6:30 AM. A second meetup on eastside of Lake Washington will be arranged if appropriate.  Hike is best if we caravan going there to bird watch on the way (along Wenas road, with some select stops).


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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