Umtanum Creek Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Selah, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This is a 1 mile point-to-point trail, making 2 miles total (unsure why AllTrails's automated system says 3.6 miles). The trail meanders by a stream through aspen, birch and pine groves until it reaches a small basalt column cirque with a waterfall. Best in spring, but doable in all but the dead of winter.
First off this is not in Selah! It's in Ellensburg! Horrible hike for this time of year, snow is melting and the river kept cutting off the trail and was not able to make it to the actual falls. the river or Creek was too wide to cross especially with little dogs! super muddy, just a dang mess! would not recommend until late late summer or winter time!
Beautiful winter hike! Snow on the trail is compact enough to walk comfortably, although crampons will help with the slipping.
A pretty unique and fun trail! I definitely recommend checking it out!
Easy trail to the top of the falls. A little sketchy getting to the bottom. Not much to see on the way in but very pretty falls and little pool at the bottom. Enjoyed it very much.
Walked the trail on 11/06/16. a very pretty and easy trail was muddy at times and had some trouble jumping over the creek at certain points then again could just be the season. Didn't realize you need a wa park pass or day pass forgot to bring mine thankfully no patrols out but did see a couple people to the trail not overly crowded
Great hike to take young kids and the grandparents. It's a small hike that is still beautiful for all levels of hikers!
More of a nice walk then a hike. But SOOOOO worth it. It was hands down one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I've seen in a while.
Be prepared for bugs, and LOTS of them. The brush is a little over grown, so some long pants and a long shirt I would recommend. I was also glad I brought a walking stick as there is some muddy areas. Didn't see any snakes but lots of burrow holes, that something lives in. Totally a place I would recommend, but I won't cause it doesn't seem to be heavily trafficked, and that's how I like it. Only saw 2 other people as I was leaving.
Easy and pretty quick! Leads to the falls which is really beautiful. You can scramble down to the bottom, which is a little trickier. We went swimming in the water and it was **freezing.** we also saw a giant owl!
Beautiful and easy
Nice trail and very scenic along the way.
We did not go all the way to the bottom but was still worth looking over the top.
We ran across a snake near the falls too; which we enjoyed watching.
Easy and fun. Small but quaint waterfall and soothing surrounding area.
Super easy hike, and so beautiful!