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Umatilla Rim Trail

Eastern Washington

Location

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains
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Length

13.5 miles, one-way

Elevation

Gain: 2050 ft.
Highest Point: 4450 ft.

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

This trail is located in the Umatilla National Forest in Oregon but is close enough for a day hike from Washington. It is a great option for exploring different sections of the Blue Mountains. The entirety of the trail can be done as a thru hike or you can hike different sections as out-and-back day hikes.  

The eastern end of the trail is at the Horseshoe Prairie Trailhead, but there are many other access points since the trail skirts several forest roads. One other popular trailhead is the Ninemile Trailhead. The trail follows the boundary of the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness on a circuitous path, running through several meadows along the way. It is open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, but if you cross the wilderness boundary you must leave your bike behind.

 

Umatilla Rim Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.7066, -118.0377 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

Umatilla Rim Trail (#3080)

Umatilla National Forest, Walla Walla District

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Getting There

For Horseshoe Prairie Trailhead: From Walla Walla, head south on WA-125/9th Ave. for 5.3 miles. At the Oregon border stay on this road, which is now OR-11, for another 12 miles, travelling through the town of Milton Freewater. Exit on the right for OR-204 and go another 27.2 miles from the exit. Turn right onto Forest Road 21 for 0.3 miles, then turn right on Forest Road 20 for another couple hundred feet to the trailhead. Start out on the trail signed for #3080.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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