White Bluffs, Hanford Reach & South Slope


Day Hike - White Bluffs, Hanford Reach & South Slope

A Naturalists day hike along the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River will provide birding and flower opportunities.

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 530 ft

Meet at Ravenna P&R underneath I-5 at 65th north at 6:30 AM. Be visible opposite the expresso stand in the portion of the P&R north of 65th.

This will be my first hike to this area which is described in Best Desert Hikes Washington by Bauer and Nelson. At this low elevation and with the warm spring wildflowers should be coming out.


White Bluffs, Hanford Reach & South Slope

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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