Best Trails Near Yakima WA

Yakima has 51 trails in the vicinity, including 18 hiking trails and 16 for backcountry skiing & snowboarding. These trails range from 0.3 to 73 miles in length. The longest trail in Yakima is The Yakima Valley a well-known trail measuring 73 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Trails, Tieton Nature Trail and Old River Road. Trails.com member Myst M. recently completed Tieton River Trail.

More information on the best trails in Yakima can be found below.
  • Cowiche Canyon Conservancy Trails

    2 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Ideal for all mountain bikers, this ride is located in a locally maintained conservancy area. The main trail is an old railroad grade. Follow the well-kept gravel road over nine bridges along ...
    •  1 to 3 hours
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Ideal for all mountain bikers, this ride is located in a locally maintained conservancy area. The main trail is an old railroad ...

  • Tumac Mountain and Twin Sisters Lakes

    2 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    On this hike in the William O. Douglas Wilderness, you’ll hike to the summit of the young volcanic cone of Tumac Mountain and across a volcanic plateau dotted with dozens of lakes ranging from ...
    •  5 hours
    •  9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    On this hike in the William O. Douglas Wilderness, you’ll hike to the summit of the young volcanic cone of Tumac Mountain ...

  • South Fork Tieton - Surprise Lake Loop

    1 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Hike from the lush, beautiful, mid-elevation Conrad Meadows to the alpine terrain and spectacular flower displays at the headwaters of the South Fork Tieton River. The meadow is usually very ...
    •  Backpack or long day hike
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike from the lush, beautiful, mid-elevation Conrad Meadows to the alpine terrain and spectacular flower displays at the ...

  • Tieton River Trail

    1 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Hike along the swiftly flowing Tieton River through evergreen and oak forest, watching for Rocky Mountain elk as you go. The best time to see Rocky Mountain elk is just after the snow melts.
    •  Day hike
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike along the swiftly flowing Tieton River through evergreen and oak forest, watching for Rocky Mountain elk as you go. ...

  • Kloochman Rock Climb

    1 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Scramble up a huge fin of rock to a bivy site with a commanding 360-degree view. Rockfall and loose rocks are a major danger on this route. Looking west from the summit, Rimrock Lake is far below. ...
    •  Half-day climb
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Scramble up a huge fin of rock to a bivy site with a commanding 360-degree view. Rockfall and loose rocks are a major danger ...

  • Yakima Skyline Ridge

    1 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    The L. T. Murray State Wildlife Recreation Area offers some of the best desert hiking in the state, and this far-eastern edge of the preserve boasts the best of the best. Unmatched desert wildflowers ...
    •  4 to 6 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The L. T. Murray State Wildlife Recreation Area offers some of the best desert hiking in the state, and this far-eastern ...

  • Cowiche Canyon

    1 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    A group of dedicated volunteers with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy worked for years to develop this trail—or, rather, to un-develop this trail—because this old railroad right-of-way is now a ...
    •  4 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A group of dedicated volunteers with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy worked for years to develop this trail—or, rather, to ...

  • Naches Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    The small, orchard-filled Naches Valley sits at the base of the Cascade Mountains, just northwest of Yakima. This route is one of the most popular bike rides in the Yakima area, looping around ...
    •  21.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The small, orchard-filled Naches Valley sits at the base of the Cascade Mountains, just northwest of Yakima. This route is ...

  • Old River Road

    1 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    This 12-mile out-and-back trip on Old River Road offers cyclists a pleasant outing. The terrain is level to rolling, and the gravel road is in good condition. The route includes 1.5 miles of ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This 12-mile out-and-back trip on Old River Road offers cyclists a pleasant outing. The terrain is level to rolling, and ...

  • Cedar Springs

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Set on the Bumping River, this small campground is close to good hiking trails 11 miles downstream from Bumping Lake. It is also popular with picnickers. This campground offers 14 single and ...
    •  Guide

    Set on the Bumping River, this small campground is close to good hiking trails 11 miles downstream from Bumping Lake. It ...

  • Ahtanum Camp and Ahtanum Meadows

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Snowmobiling in the winter is one of the main attractions of these primitive campgrounds on Ahtanum Creek in the Ahtanum Multiple Use Area. There are 67 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in ...
    •  Guide

    Snowmobiling in the winter is one of the main attractions of these primitive campgrounds on Ahtanum Creek in the Ahtanum ...

  • Tieton Nature Trail

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    The trail is soft and dusty in some spots, and just a touch rocky in others, but generally has a firm, smooth surface. Many spots along the trail invite you to stop and admire the imposing scenery- ...
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail is soft and dusty in some spots, and just a touch rocky in others, but generally has a firm, smooth surface. Many ...

  • Lower Yakima Valley Pathway

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Wineries, sunshine, fresh fruit, and more wineries! This traverse of the world-renowned Yakima Valley wine country will take you past any number of gourmet delights—fine dining, farm stands, ...
    •  14.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Wineries, sunshine, fresh fruit, and more wineries! This traverse of the world-renowned Yakima Valley wine country will take ...

  • Cowiche Canyon Trail

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Cowiche Canyon Trail takes you through both geological and railroading history. Slicing through a canyon and crossing the creek repeatedly, this rail trail makes for a tour that’s both dramatic ...
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Cowiche Canyon Trail takes you through both geological and railroading history. Slicing through a canyon and crossing the ...

  • Goat Rocks: Gilbert Peak

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    The Goat Rocks provide a rare stretch of jagged crest in the southern part of the state’s Cascades. Lying between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams, these pointy peaks are the remnants of a volcano ...
    •  2 days
    •  24 km (15 ) miles
    •  Guide

    The Goat Rocks provide a rare stretch of jagged crest in the southern part of the state’s Cascades. Lying between Mount Rainier ...

  • Crystal Mountain to Chinook Pass

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Despite its close proximity to the Crystal Mountain Ski Area, a tour to Chinook Pass feels very remote. This isolated feeling combined with fantastic views of Mount Rainier makes for a great ...
    •  8-10 hours
    •  20 km (12 ) miles
    •  Guide

    Despite its close proximity to the Crystal Mountain Ski Area, a tour to Chinook Pass feels very remote. This isolated feeling ...

  • Sheep Lake Couloir

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    The Sheep Lake Couloir is one of the finest couloirs in the immediate vicinity of Crystal Mountain. From the summit of Point 6904, the couloir boasts 1200 feet of fall-line skiing in a ...
    •  6-8 hours
    •  12 km (7.5 ) miles
    •  Guide

    The Sheep Lake Couloir is one of the finest couloirs in the immediate vicinity of Crystal Mountain. From the summit ...

  • Crystal Mountain: East Peak

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    East Peak is an excellent tour with easy access from Crystal Mountain and some fun skiing from the summit. It can be a good day for those new to ski touring and can also make for a good escape ...
    •  3-4 hours
    •  5.5 km (3.5 ) miles
    •  Guide

    East Peak is an excellent tour with easy access from Crystal Mountain and some fun skiing from the summit. It can be a good ...

  • Crystal Lakes: G-String and Shoestring

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    The G-String and the Shoestring are located in Crystal Lakes Basin inside Mount Rainier National Park. Crystal Lakes Basin is the large, triple-bow basin that lies directly south of Silver King ...
    •  3-6 hours
    •  17 km (10.2 ) miles
    •  Guide

    The G-String and the Shoestring are located in Crystal Lakes Basin inside Mount Rainier National Park. Crystal Lakes Basin ...

  • Mount Rainier Circumnavigation

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Mount Rainier is the most massive volcano in Washington State, and circumnavigating it is an ambitious undertaking. The vast majority of the tour is on glaciated terrain, you must cross a number ...
    •  4-5 days
    •  60 km (35 ) miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Rainier is the most massive volcano in Washington State, and circumnavigating it is an ambitious undertaking. The ...

  • Fryingpan Creek Couloir

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    A striking line in a spectacular setting, Fryingpan Creek Couloir has all the ingredients of a classic couloir: steep, narrow, and deep. Combine this descent with a rappel entrance, and it is ...
    •  6-8 hours
    •  13 km (8 ) miles
    •  Guide

    A striking line in a spectacular setting, Fryingpan Creek Couloir has all the ingredients of a classic couloir: steep, narrow, ...

  • Cowlitz Chimneys

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    The Cowlitz Chimneys are an excellent destination if you are looking for adventurous skiing off the beaten path. Situated on the east side of Mount Rainier National Park in the vicinity of Cayuse ...
    •  8-10 hours
    •  18 km (11 ) miles
    •  Guide

    The Cowlitz Chimneys are an excellent destination if you are looking for adventurous skiing off the beaten path. Situated ...

  • Emmons Glacier

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    There are many reasons to ski the Emmons Glacier on Mount Rainier, but the most obvious is that it is enormous. Not only is it the largest glacier on Mount Rainier, it is also the largest glacier ...
    •  2-3 days
    •  25 km (16 ) miles
    •  Guide

    There are many reasons to ski the Emmons Glacier on Mount Rainier, but the most obvious is that it is enormous. Not only ...

  • Liberty Ridge

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Since the monumental ?rst descent by Chris Landry in 1980, Liberty Ridge has become a test piece for “extreme” skiers and ski mountaineers. Remote, steep, sustained, and committing, this route ...
    •  2-3 days
    •  35 km (22 ) miles
    •  Guide

    Since the monumental ?rst descent by Chris Landry in 1980, Liberty Ridge has become a test piece for “extreme” skiers and ...

  • Little Tahoma: Paradise Approach

    0 Reviews

    Yakima, WA

    Little Tahoma, with its summit at 11,138 feet, is the very distinct subpeak on the east flanks of Mount Rainier. Due to the approach and location, you will be treated to some of the most spectacular ...
    •  9-11 hours
    •  16 km (10 ) miles
    •  Guide

    Little Tahoma, with its summit at 11,138 feet, is the very distinct subpeak on the east flanks of Mount Rainier. Due to the ...