Umtanum Ridge


Day Hike - Umtanum Ridge

A wonderful eastern washington hike up open wildflower slopes to the top with great views.

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

Preston Park and Ride Exit 22 off I90 at 7:30 AM

Open views, good mix of wildflowers and birds in the valley. The route is steep in places. We will make frequent stops for wildflowers. Pace will be moderate. Bring binoculars, nature books and/or apps and a hand lens if you have them.


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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