Rattlesnake Dance Ridge Trail

A trail leading out of the Yakima Canyon and up to a ridge and on to the 3,200-foot high point above I-82 offering grand views of Ellensburg, the Kittitas Valley and the Stuart Range.

getting there

Drive SR 821 (Canyon Road, aka Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway) south from I-90 at Ellensburg. Find the  parking area on the east side of the highway in 6.25 miles (1,400 ft).

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,750 ft
  • 3,200 ft
  • WA DNR Yakima
  • USGS Ellensburg South
  • USGS Kittitas
  • Red Marker
    46.897610, -120.503755
    46.8976098757 -120.503754616
  • Red Marker
    46.887228, -120.442214
    46.8872280912 -120.442214012

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