Saddle Mountains Trail

Corfu, Washington

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Spring comes early to the Saddle Mountains, and easiest to access is the eastern part of the 50-mile-long range, bisected by the Columbia River. This is isolated, lonesome country, where you can hike cross-country along the crest of the broad ridge with easy ups and downs as far as time and energy allow. Enjoy sprawling views to the Columbia River and beyond. Even in a cold spring, by late April flowers are beginning to emerge from the ground. From the road, you can hike to and explore rocky outcroppings and towers of basalt, splashed with vivid lichens. Game trails go everywhere, and the country is so open it is almost impossible to get lost. You will occasionally run into private land, so respect any posted signs you may encounter. You can walk the road or ramble cross-country—with care.
Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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Best Wildflower Hikes Washington

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

Spring comes early to the Saddle Mountains, and easiest to access is the eastern part of the 50-mile-long range, bisected by the Columbia River. This is isolated, lonesome country, where you can hike cross-country along the crest of the broad ridge with easy ups and downs as far as time and energy allow. Enjoy sprawling views to the Columbia River and beyond.

Even in a cold spring, by late April flowers are beginning to emerge from the ground. From the road, you can hike to and explore rocky outcroppings and towers of basalt, splashed with vivid lichens. Game trails go everywhere, and the country is so open it is almost impossible to get lost. You will occasionally run into private land, so respect any posted signs you may encounter. You can walk the road or ramble cross-country—with care.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Corfu
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 718 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Hikable: Year-round, Best flowers: April through June
Local Contacts: Wahluke Slope Wildlife Area
Local Maps: USGS Corfu and Wahatis Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Saddle Mountains Trail

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