Selah Butte

Yakima, Washington 98901

Selah Butte

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"With its crown of radio towers, Selah Butte doesn’t seem, at first glance, like a desert wilderness. But the expanse of open public lands that surround this massive butte harbors some of the best desert ecosystems in the area.

Selah stands on the eastern edge of the Yakima River Canyon, offering amazing views of the canyon and the sheer wall of the Yakima Rim. The parking area puts you in the middle of a vast 10-acre carpet of Hooker’s balsamroot. The golden glowers stretch out over the edge of the butte, creating a wonderful foreground for the stellar scenic backdrop of Yakima Canyon."

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Trail Information

Yakima
Nearby City
4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
June through October
Season
3,050 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,024 feet
Top Elevation
Bureau of Land Management, Spokane
Local Contacts
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Yakima
Local Maps

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Dec 2018