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Umtanum Vista Trail

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Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
56% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,057' 627 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 3,404' 1,038 m
Low: 1,348' 411 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by Tad Davis

A steep, rocky singletrack trail from Umtanum Creek to Umtanum Ridge with views of Rainier

Tad Davis

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

To access the trail, cross the bridge over the Yakima River from the Umtanum Creek Recreation Area parking lot, go under the railroad tracks and turn left at the trail split. The trail starts climbing immediately. It can be rocky and loose at times. The trail will continue to climb steeply until it reaches a doubletrack jeep road (Umtanum Ridge Jeep Rd).

Flora & Fauna

Yellow Arrowleaf Balasmroot, Bitteroot, Hedgehog Cactus and Deer

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Sep 8, 2018
Geneva G
8.5mi
Dec 9, 2017
Robyn Pepin
56% runnable for umtanum creek is a bit on the high side. Ice in spots but it's like running in a grippy snow-cone - no spikes needed. 7mi — 2h 20m

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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#896

in Washington

#18,179

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Photos

Finishing off the Yakima Skyline 25k at the base of the Umtanum Vista Trail
Apr 19, 2016 near Kittitas, WA
Climbing up the Umtanum Vista Trail during the 2016 Yakima Skyline 25k
Apr 19, 2016 near Kittitas, WA
Steepest portion of climb up Umantum Ridge Trail - the clouds are hiding the top!
Dec 10, 2017 near Ellensburg, WA
View of the Umtanum Ridge area from about halfway up the trail
Dec 10, 2017 near Kittitas, WA

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