Black Canyon Trail

Wenas, Washington

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Even in late summer Black Canyon is a lovely hike, despite the lack of blooming flowers, with tall grasses and black outcroppings of rock set against a deep blue sky. Find a breeze and watch the tall grasses ripple like waves across the tawny hills. From the gate, the terrain on the right side of the road consists of grassy slopes with black basalt talus slopes and outcroppings. On the left are aspens, a few ponderosa pines, numerous shrubs, and grasses, indicating a hint of a stream in mid-August.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

by Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Even in late summer Black Canyon is a lovely hike, despite the lack of blooming flowers, with tall grasses and black outcroppings of rock set against a deep blue sky.

Find a breeze and watch the tall grasses ripple like waves across the tawny hills. From the gate, the terrain on the right side of the road consists of grassy slopes with black basalt talus slopes and outcroppings. On the left are aspens, a few ponderosa pines, numerous shrubs, and grasses, indicating a hint of a stream in mid-August.

© 2004 Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Wenas
Length: 6
Elevation Gain: 2,400 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Hikable: Late April through October, Best flowers: April through June
Local Contacts: L. T. Murray Wildlife Area
Local Maps: USGS Wenas Lake
Topo Map: Black Canyon Trail Topographic Map
Guide Book: Best Wildflower Hikes Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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