Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)


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 at ellensburg
Hike this central Washington area for the desert flowers and wildlife. This is a slow hike where the journey, not the destination is the goal. We'll have lots of stops to take pictures of flowers and birds. For more information, please see the following article by one of our own Mountaineers: An early start is required for the good photography lighting.

Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

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