Umtanum Creek Canyon


Day Hike - Umtanum Creek Canyon

Enjoy a 4-mile hike in the beautiful Yakima River Canyon, south of Ellensburg

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

6:00 AM Ravenna P&R, North side

 It should be a productive day as we search for such migrants as Yellow-breasted Chat, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Cliff Swallows, Lewis Woodpecker and others. A variety of raptors are also likely. The trail is relatively level but hiking shoes are advisable because some areas are rocky. Bring a lunch, beverages, snacks,and a scope if you have one. Back around 6 pm. BLM manages the parking lot and charges $5/per car for the day.


Umtanum Creek Canyon

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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