Umtanum Creek Falls

Ellensburg, Washington

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A diversity of landscape and ecosystems are found along this canyon trek. Starting high and hiking downhill, the route begins in open, Douglas fir forest and ends in sagebrush and scrub grass desert canyons. Elk roam the upper woods, and bighorn sheep prowl the steep canyon walls around the pounding waterfall. Visit in early spring to enjoy the best wildlife viewing (beasts of all sizes stick to this canyon while the snows still fill the high country). Spring also means the waterfall is running full with snowmelt water. The area in and around the falls is very icy in winter.

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"A diversity of landscape and ecosystems are found along this canyon trek. Starting high and hiking downhill, the route begins in open, Douglas fir forest and ends in sagebrush and scrub grass desert canyons. Elk roam the upper woods, and bighorn sheep prowl the steep canyon walls around the pounding waterfall.

Visit in early spring to enjoy the best wildlife viewing (beasts of all sizes stick to this canyon while the snows still fill the high country). Spring also means the waterfall is running full with snowmelt water. The area in and around the falls is very icy in winter."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ellensburg
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 to 6 hours
Season: Late winter, early spring
Trailhead Elevation: 2,000 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Local Maps: Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Yakima
Driving Directions: Directions to Umtanum Creek Falls

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1/20/2014
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25 degrees! Didn't make it to the falls but we will next time!



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May 2018