Black Canyon

Ellensburg, Washington

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
This canyon is stunning! It offers black basalt talus slopes below steep cliffs, hillsides of brilliant wildflowers, and an array of birds. That’s right: Bird lovers, take note. This is an avian paradise. In addition to the everpresent raptors that soar above virtually all desert country, Black Canyon boasts stunning populations of mourning doves and western kingbirds. You’ll also find grouse, Hungarian partridge, and chukar. The road continues from the parking area, though the huge berm of dirt prevents further vehicle access. Follow the road as it climbs the canyon.

Black Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"This canyon is stunning! It offers black basalt talus slopes below steep cliffs, hillsides of brilliant wildflowers, and an array of birds. That’s right: Bird lovers, take note. This is an avian paradise.

In addition to the everpresent raptors that soar above virtually all desert country, Black Canyon boasts stunning populations of mourning doves and western kingbirds. You’ll also find grouse, Hungarian partridge, and chukar. The road continues from the parking area, though the huge berm of dirt prevents further vehicle access. Follow the road as it climbs the canyon."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ellensburg
Distance: 7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: September through November
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600 feet
Top Elevation: 3,850 feet
Local Contacts: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Local Maps: Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Yakima
Driving Directions: Directions to Black Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

May 2018