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 paking 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
  • USGS Selah
  • USGS Pomona
  • USGS Wymer
  • WA DNR Yakima
  • Red Marker
    46.855457, -120.483013
    46.8554571946 -120.483012734
  • Red Marker
    46.839866, -120.528835
    46.8398662 -120.5288348

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 21, 2018
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration opens Mar 26
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Umtanum Ridge

Exploring Nature Trip
A steep mid-week Naturalist reconnaissance hike from Umtanum Creek to the ridge above the canyon.
Thu, May 10, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
5 participants 0 leaders
Registration opens Apr 19
Seattle Branch
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