18 miles
Distance
3,321 ft
Climb
-4,525 ft
Descent
2,967 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
    Ellensburg
    Ellensburg, Washington
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • Global Ranking

Abandoned double track trail. Can be ridden with a car drop. Best NW to SE (Umptanum Rd. to Yakima River).

North section is called "Break On Through To The Other Side" and is 7.6 miles one way.
South section is called "No Country For Old Men" and is 9.0 miles one way.

This abandoned double track can be done in sections or ridden end to end depending on level of adventure desired.

There is a Green dot road connector between the two sections that use Old Durr Rd, it is 1.1 miles for a total of ~18 miles done as a whole.

North section works as an out and back for some great views of the upper Umptanum Creek area.
South section works as an out and back but has a nasty climb out of the river area.
It affords great views above.

Locals do car drops or get shuttled to the northwest end (Umptanum) then ride to the river. Could be done as pavement, gravel, double track,pavement epic. Park somewhere in Ellensburg, ride Umptanum Rd out then hook up to the trail and hit the river then pedal back to town via the scenic hwy 821 (Yakima Canyon Rd.).

Access Info

Northwest access: Umptanum Rd. 5.1 miles past the end of the pavement on Umptanum Rd., park on the left. 0.3miles past the Umptanum Falls parking. Discover Pass Req'd. No day use sold at site.
South East access: 12 miles from I-90 south on Canyon Rd. Turn into BLM parking/camping area. BLM pass req'd or $5 day use fee.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Umptanum Falls to Yakima River mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,204 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,337 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,541 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,337 ft
  • Grade
    -1.289%
  • Grade max
    -44.425%
  • Grade min
    30.209%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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1 Review & Comments

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flag kdwight (Nov 7, 2017 at 6:45)
 This abandoned double track can be done in sections or ridden end to end depending on level of adventure desired.
North section is 7.6 miles one way.
South section is 9.0 miles one way.
Green dot road connector is 1.1 miles for a total of ~18 miles done as a whole.
North section works as an out and back for some great views of the upper Umptanum Creek area.
South section works as an out and back but has a nasty climb out of the river area.
It affords great views above.

Locals do car drops or get shuttled to the northwest end (Umptanum) then ride to the river. Could be done as pavement, gravel, double track,pavement epic. Park somewhere in Ellensburg, ride Umptanum Rd out then hook up to the trail and hit the river then pedal back to town via the scenic hwy 821 (Yakima Canyon Rd.).
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