White Bluffs, Hanford Reach & South Slope

An easy, 10 mile out-and-back day hike with 530 feet of elevation gain. The trail descends through desert landscape to the shores of the Columbia River.

on the trail

Hike along different kinds of terrain, from shrub steppe to sandstone formations towering along the Columbia River to amazing patterns of clay and sand bluffs that line the valley. Barn swallows, coyotes, and different species of raptors reside on this great valley. On a good year, a palette of wildflowers carpet the desert floor.

  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 10.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 530 ft
  • 900 ft
  • WA DNR Yakima

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