Umtanum Canyon Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews

Umtanum Canyon Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles 2109 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely watch out for snakes in the summer time. Besides those buggers, it has enjoyable trails for both short and long distance walks/hikes.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

So you should know, I got surprised with a 5 dollar park fee. I am going back to walk all of it.

7 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

My sister and I completed this hike today. We found it to be pretty challenging. It was a steady climb right from the start. The last mile to the top was very steep with loose gravel making it very difficult to keep your footing. Some beautiful views at the top, with a very cold wind for a 65 degree sunny day. Wear layers!

hiking
9 months ago

Trail was easy to find and all around a great hike! The trail was closed a little past the 3 mile marker to preserve wildlife, but that really wasn't an issue for me. There was an abundance of wild flowers and foliage! LOTS of bugs further up in the trail, as there's creeks that periodically cross paths with the trail. My dog enjoyed the refreshment! Noteworthy mentions would be; ticks. I found 3 ticks on my dog (so far) and there is a $5 fee to park in the lot. Discovery Passes wont do since its on BLM land. Beautiful spring hike though!!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Awsome !!! Lots of rattlesnakes!!!

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Trail is dusty and steep in areas. We are novice hikers, and definitely thought getting to the peek was difficult (we also had our 2.5yr old in a carrier), but it was worth it! Lots of flowers in bloom, and we saw a pygmy short horn lizard at the top.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful hike, not that long but worth it.

hiking
11 months ago

1 year ago

it was perfect for my two 8 year olds. I can't wait to go back this weekend. the weather wasn't bad for November either

hiking
1 year ago

First visit yesterday. Stayed in the valley as we r new to the area. It was an easy hike (with dog) and, although the colors/landscape were beautiful, I want to go back in the spring.

hiking
1 year ago

Lots of wildflowers on the ridge made for a great early Spring hike. Balsamroot and lupine are in full bloom up on the ridge of the canyon. I took the trail to the right just after the railroad tracks to the top of the ridge and it gets steep with loose dirt. You will slide all over the place without hiking poles, but its not very far to reach the top.I hiked for miles along the ridge and then hiked down and did easy trail along the creek. Lots of different trails in the area to explore. .

walking
1 year ago