Umtanum Ridge

A trail that leads out of Yakima and Umtanum Canyons up to the top of Umtanum Ridge, offering views of Mount Stuart, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood.

getting there

Take Exit 3 off of I-82 and turn right onto SR 821. At the next stop sign turn left to stay on SR 821 and continue 8 miles to the Umtanum Recreation Area after Milepost 16. Park in the gravel lot west of the highway.

Parking: The parking lot is managed by the BLM (U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management). The day use parking fee may be paid at the self-service fee station. Visit the BLM Permits and Passes website for other options.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,400 ft
  • 3,600 ft
Map
  • USGS Selah
  • USGS Pomona
  • USGS Wymer
  • WA DNR Yakima
  • Green Dot Maps (wdfw.wa.gov)
Activities

Upcoming Activities

CHS 2 Hike - Umtanum Ridge

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Apr 16, 2022
No Prerequisites
8 participants
Registration opens Mar 23
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Umtanum Ridge

Day Hiking Trip
Steep fun wildflower hike near Yakima/Ellensburg
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Feb 27
Kitsap Branch
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  • Umtanum Creek Canyon
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