Day Hike - Umtanum Creek Canyon


Day Hike - Umtanum Creek Canyon

This hike has been changed to the colorful Umtanum Creek because of heavy rain this week on the west side of the Cascades.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft

We will meet at the 65th and Ravenna P&R under I-5 at 7am north of 65th at the far north end of the P&R. We can then at 7:30 AM coordinate with east siders at the Preston P&R on I-90 at exit 22. We will do this coordination by e-mail.


This hike is targeted for Naturalists and the pace will accordingly vary. Umtanum Creek is a very good riparian east side area with good birding, and at this time very nice fall colors. It is listed at

You will need either a Discover Pass or $5 cash paid at the location.



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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