Umtanum Ridge


Day Hike - Umtanum Ridge

A moderate hike from the Umtanum Creek Recreation Area, across the Yakima river, along Umtanum Ridge, and back again.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft

West side of the Eastgate Park & Ride (The outdoor section just north of the bus stops).

Meeting time TBD

A nice open hike in eastern Washington which tends to stay dry even during the rainy season.   Be prepared for frost and wind and be rewarded with views of snowy hills and mountains all across the western horizon!

This hike is open to all!  We'll adjust the pace to best match the needs of the participants.

Will keep an eye on the weather and send updates+info to the group ~1 week in advance.  Feel free to contact me now if you have any pending questions.


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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