Konnowac Pass Loop Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This mostly flat, pleasant ramble offers a taste of something that has made the Yakima Valley world famous: its vineyards and orchards. The route also passes through Union Gap, which geology geeks will recognize is the narrow canyon where the Yakima River squeezes between Ahtanum Ridge and the Rattlesnake Hills.
From Yakima Sportsman State Park, make your way south past orchards and vineyards--a horse ranch or two as well--on pancake-flat road. The surface is chip seal, but the traffic and speed limit are low. Tractors will seem as common as cars. At about 7 miles, the road hooks up with the Yakima River (as well as with Interstate 82/US Highway 12, but those high speed roads are safely beyond the barriers). The road pushes through Union Gap, where massive 800-foot-high ridges covered with sagebrush rise above you on both sides."