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
CHS2 hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph). This is a lovely spring
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Sat, Apr 27, 2019
No Prerequisites
4 participants
Registration closes Apr 25
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Umtanum Ridge

Day Hiking Trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
No Prerequisites
9 participants
Registration closes Apr 26
Foothills Branch

Day Hike - Umtanum Ridge

Exploring Nature Trip
A strenuous hike up to Umtanum Ridge with great displays of flowers & wonderful views.
Difficulty: Strenuous
Wed, May 22, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 1 leader
Registration opens May 6
Seattle Branch

CHS 1 Hike - Umtanum Ridge

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
A trail that leads out of Yakima and Umtanum Canyons up to the top of
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Wed, Jun 5, 2019
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens May 22
Seattle Branch
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  • Umtanum Creek Canyon
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