Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

A moderate, 7 mile loop hike with 1,250 ft in elevation gain. The trail goes through a canyon of black basalt slopes up to a view point and then loops around Umtanum Ridge and back down the canyon.

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,250 ft
  • 3,850 ft
  • WA DNR Yakima
  • USGS Manastash Creek
  • USGS Wenas Lake

Upcoming Activities

Backpack - Black Canyon (Umtanum Ridge)

Backpacking Trip
An early season backpack through the gorgeous hills between Yakima and Ellensburg. Early season wildflowers,
Difficulty: Moderate
Sat, Apr 20, 2019 - Sun, Apr 21, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants
Registration opens Jan 28
Foothills Branch
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