Whiskey Dick Wildlife Area

Ellensburg, Washington 98950

Whiskey Dick Wildlife Area

Whiskey Dick Wildlife Area Professional Review and Guide

"Though this land is called a “wildlife area,” it could as easily be named a state wildflower area. On any given spring day, hikers can expect to see an array of wildflowers that puts the pretty alpine meadows to shame.

Among the plethora of blooms spotted during visits here are thyme-leaf desert parsley, Douglas buckwheat (huge masses of it), thyme-leaved buckwheat, shaggy daisy/shaggy fleabane, linear-leaf daisy (also called line-leaved fleabane), Cusick’s sunflower, Hooker’s onion, woolly-pod milk vetch, brodiaea, silky lupines, rock penstemon, Thompson’s paintbrush, thread-leaved phacelia, Hooker’s balsamroot, white phlox, Scouler’s penstemon, small-flowered penstemon, cushion fleabane, large-flowered collomia, narrow-leaf collomia, bitterroot, and bitterbrush. Bring your wildflower guide to keep track of the plants, but keeping in mind that this is a wildlife area, expect to see some critters, too."

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Trail Information

Ellensburg
Nearby City
8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
September through December
Season
2,000 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,750 feet
Top Elevation
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Local Contacts
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Yakima
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018