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3897 Hikes
Rattlesnake Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 5700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(7 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Located deep in the Wenaha-Tucannon wilderness, the Rattlesnake Trail promises wildflowers, expansive views, and even solitude. It's possible to do an out-and-back hike to Indian Corral, but many opt to do the loop with the Panjab Loop.
 
 
Oregon Butte

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 987 ft.
Highest Point: 6387.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.14
(7 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
The most prominent peak in the Blue mountains, the views from the trailhead are great, and just get better as hikers approach the Oregon Butte Lookout as the full expanse of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness unfolds before them in a 360 degree radius.
 
 
North Fork Asotin Creek to Pinkham Butte

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
20.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1750 ft.
Highest Point: 3080.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This trail follows the north fork of Asotin Creek before climbing to Pinkham Butte.
 
 
Mount Misery

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 6401.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Despite the name, Mount Misery trail offers a delightful hike to the Oregon Butte Lookout, situated on a hilltop in the remote Blue Mountains.
 
 
Dexter Ridge

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 2547 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This unmaintained trail follows Dexter Ridge south across the Washington-Oregon border and down to the Wenaha River.
 
 
Grouse Mountain

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 4000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
A great first-of-spring hike for the whole family less than an hour from Walla Walla. A top of ridge hike looks down into the North Fork of the Umatilla River.
 
 
North Fork Walla Walla River

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
20.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1540 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This well-maintained trail follows along the North Fork Walla Walla River. Large trees provide shade for most of the hike, and all the flora and fauna that come with being near water.
 
 
Middle Tie Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
 
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Start out from the Touchet Corral Sno-park in the Umatilla National Forest. The first section is on singletrack trail, but the way quickly transitions to an old roadbed and stays like this until it ends at the intersection with Kendall Skyline Road.
 
 
Grizzly Bear Ridge - Wenaha River - Slick Ear Loop

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
20.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Explore from ridgelines to river in a remote corner of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 
Crooked Creek

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
17.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.00
(4 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
A long approach to access wild creeks that flow through steep terrain from the top to the bottom of the Blue Mountains makes Crooked Creek best hiked as part of a backpacking adventure.
 
 
Tucannon River - Rattlesnake Loop

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
21.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This backpack loop starts low where water and trees abound, then climbs high to take in the views on the Mount Misery trail's open ridges. An easy one- or two- night backpack trip, give some thought to campsite locations to take advantage of the few springs that are available in the high country.
 
 
Packer's Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 4800.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This trail begins at Crooked Creek Trail 3100 and ends at Smooth Ridge Trail 3105 (Moore Flat). It is maintained for foot and horse traffic since it is located within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 
Umatilla Rim Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
13.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 2050 ft.
Highest Point: 4450.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This trail is located in the Umatilla National Forest in Oregon, but is close enough for a day hike from Washington. The route is a thru hike in the Blue Mountains.
 
 
South Fork Walla Walla River

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
39.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2885 ft.
Highest Point: 5000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This trail, just over the border in Oregon, begins at a BLM trailhead, and ends at Deduct Pond on Forest Service Road 65-650.
 
 
Middle Point Ridge

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2648 ft.
Highest Point: 5724.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Just minutes from downtown Dayton, Middle Point Ridge trail offers a vigorous hike to high meadow and forest views of the Blue Mountains as it climbs the spine of Middle Point Ridge.
 
 
Three Forks

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 4700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This trail has spectacular views into the high country and is well worth the effort it takes to get to the top.
 
 
Packers Trail - Mount Misery Loop

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
45.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 9234 ft.
Highest Point: 6387.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Embark on a long, lovely backpacking trip through some of the wild and open wilderness in the Wenaha-Tucannon area.
 
 
West Butte

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
11.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 5504.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.50
(4 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Descend into the heart of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness from the historic Godman Guard Station, crossing through the Rainbow Creek Research Natural Area.
 
 
Wenaha River Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
29.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 4000.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Hike along a section of the Wenaha River in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 
Turkey Creek

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2060 ft.
Highest Point: 5300.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.25
(4 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
This creekside trail winds through old-growth, connecting the Panjab Trail to the Teepee Trailhead.
 
 
Tucannon River Canyon

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 3680.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.20
(5 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
A refreshing hike through shady forest along one of the rivers that lends its name to the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 
Third Creek

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
34.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
The Third Creek trail immediately plunges into dense forest. This hike drops 2000 feet along its length before intersecting the Diamond Peak Trail and parallelling Crooked Creek before reaching the Wenaha River Trail.
 
 
Table Rock

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 6250.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Table Rock and its fire lookout is a must-visit site accessible by car.
 
 
Smooth Ridge

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
9.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2540 ft.
Highest Point: 6529.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Smooth Ridge offers incredible views into the rugged heart of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 
Cathedral Rock

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2290 ft.
Highest Point: 5550.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(14 votes)
While commonly used to access the Alpine Lakes backcountry, the trail up to Cathedral Pass is a worthy destination on its own. Old growth forest, lakes, subalpine meadows, and an up-close view of the dominating Cathedral Rock make for a satisfying and scenic day hike or short overnight.
 
 
Big Creek Trail

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2400 ft.
Highest Point: 3700.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Wonder past streams, a deep canyon and old-growth trees on the Big Creek Trail. Located in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, this narrow, rocky trail provides a challenge for adventurous hikers.
 
 
Taneum Lake

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
1.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 100 ft.
Highest Point: 5400.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
This trail leaves from a forest service road in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest south of Cle Elum and reaches the lake in under a mile. The trail is simple and straightforward and stays nearly level the entire way.
 
 
Manastash Ridge

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
16.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 4600 ft.
Highest Point: 6245.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.62
(13 votes)
Traverse Manastash Ridge over rugged eastern slope terrain between Quartz Mountain and Blowout Mountain. The distance covered is nearly 17 miles, so be prepared to spend a full day hiking one segment or stay overnight to complete the journey, which has ample trail to delight mountain vista aficionados, larch lovers, berry munchers, flower photographers, and campers alike.
 
 
Granite Creek

Snoqualmie Region -- Cle Elum Area

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 4600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
This steep trail goes from Forest Road 4517-117 to the Cle Elum Ridge Trail. Hike up switchbacks beneath a forest of ponderosa pine and fir trees to reach some spectacular views of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Be sure to bring waterproof shoes, as the creek comes over the trail in places.
 
 
Manastash Lake

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 5063.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.89
(9 votes)
Hike through a diverse forest to two alpine lakes that rest atop Manastash Ridge, one of Central Washington’s most notable geologic formations. The trail to Lost and Manastash Lakes is an underappreciated gem that will delight larch lovers, berry munchers, flower photographers, and campers alike.