Yakima Skyline 25k
ElevationAscent: 4,518' 1,377 m
Descent: -4,514' -1,376 m
High: 3,430' 1,046 m
Low: 1,287' 392 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)
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“A tough course with very steep ascents and descents but great views when you're on the ridge”— Tad Davis
Race - Apr 19, 2020
This trail will climb gradually at first but soon steeply. After about 2.5 miles you'll reach the Umtanum Ridge Jeep Rd, turn left on the jeep road. Follow the jeep road for 3 miles as it undulates but overall is downhill in this direction. You'll have great views of the surrounding Cascade mountains including Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams and potentially Mt. Baker as well. Towards the end you'll also have views of the Yakima river below.
Turn right onto the Roza Creek Umtanum Ridge trail which is steep and gets even steeper at the end. This trail is faint at times and requires concentration to not lose course. At the bottom the trail curves to the left. The turnaround is about 200 meters down the trail.
Turnaround and retrace your steps to the start. Now continue running straight until the road ends and you'll have reached the finish line in the shade of some trees. Go lay in the river, you earned it!
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