Abandoned double track trail. Can be ridden with a car drop. Best NW to SE (Umptanum Rd. to Yakima River). Trail nearly non-existent.
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.).
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.
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More Stats for Umptanum Falls to Yakima River mountain bike trail
Altitude change-1,204 ft
Altitude min1,337 ft
Altitude start2,541 ft
Altitude end1,337 ft
Distance climb7 miles
Distance down9 miles
Distance flat1 miles
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Umptanum Falls... Trail Reports
Jul 12, 2018 @ 12:53pmJul 12, 2018
|Not remarked for 2018. Double track and mixed deer trails hard to ID route. Adventure biking only. Be prepared for steep uphills (cut by a cat at...|
Jun 29, 2018 @ 7:40amJun 29, 2018
|overgrown. As the others have said, just avoid.|
May 21, 2018 @ 5:11pmMay 21, 2018
|Oddly enough, there were no trail reports for this trail, but apparently rider jdh and I attempted this trail on the same day from different...|
May 20, 2018 @ 1:12pmMay 20, 2018
|Overgrown vegetation. The first section, the one called "break on through to the other side" cannot rightly be called a trail at this time. It is...|
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