If you are interested in a different route up rather than taking the road, this trail for Selah Butte starts on Canyon Rd at an unsigned pullout just north of mile post 4 and begins as an old roadbed for a short distance. It's in quite good shape and gets you up to the top in a quick 3 miles with nearly 2000' of gain. After climbing 1000 ft, the trail enters a lovely hanging valley before the final steep climb to the top. For and extra bit of walking, turn north and hike along the flat ridge with views down to the Yakima River and canyon wall to the west.
Selah Butte — Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017