18 miles
Distance
3,321 ft
Climb
-4,525 ft
Descent
2,967 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Umptanum Falls to Yakima River Trail
  • BLM
    BLM
    Land Manager

Details

  • Riding Area
    Ellensburg
    Ellensburg, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Primitive
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #49254 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.).

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 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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Status:
on Jul 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 1 (1 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Umptanum Falls... Trail Reports

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      Jul 12, 2018 @ 12:53pm
      Jul 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 @ 7:40am
      Jun 29, 2018
      overgrown. As the others have said, just avoid.
      May 21, 2018 @ 5:11pm
      May 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 @ 1:12pm
      May 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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      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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