Cleman Mountain–Hardy Canyon Loop

This unique desert canyon is part of the Wenas Wildlife Area, and it is some of the richest wildlife habitat in the state. A strenuous, 9 mile in-and-out day hike with 2,500 feet of elevation gain.


  • This area and the access road for hiking into it are typically closed November 1 through May 1 each year to protect wintering elk herds.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft
  • 4,500 ft
  • WA DNR Yakima
  • Green Dot Maps (

Upcoming Activities

Backpack - Cleman Mountain–Hardy Canyon Loop

Backpacking Trip
A two-night shuttle trip over and around Cleman Mountain near Yakima. Expect vivid Fall colors
Difficulty: Strenuous
Fri, Oct 21, 2022 - Sun, Oct 23, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant on waitlist
Registration closes Oct 19
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