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54 Hikes
Chief Joseph Wildlife Area - Joseph Canyon

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Highest Point: 1160.0 ft.
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The Chief Joseph Wildlife Area sits in the very southeast corner of Washington State. This trail follows Joseph Creek for a couple miles before ending in overgrowth.
 
 
Chief Joseph Wildlife Area - Green Gulch

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(7 votes)
Hike down into a canyon starting at 1000 feet of elevation and descending. The trail is an old road that goes for several miles.
 
 
Chief Joseph Wildlife Area - 4-O Ranch

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 3000.0 ft.
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Famous for its wildlife, the 4-O Ranch portion of the Chief Joseph Wildlife Area provides hikers with access to the Grand Ronde River in the Blue Mountains. Walk over rolling hills and through ponderosa pine woodlands as you search for numerous species that call the area home.
 
 
Rose Creek Nature Preserve

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 60 ft.
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Stroll though a remnant of Palouse prairie, wetland and steppe ecosystem.
 
 
Melton Creek Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
9.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 6200.0 ft.
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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.
Walk through an old burn with views of the Wallowas and the Blue Mountains.
 
 
Wenatchee Guard Station

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 1435 ft.
Highest Point: 5480.0 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.
Enjoy fantastic views of the Blue Mountains from this cozy retreat on the edge of the Umatilla National Forest.
 
 
Panjab Trail

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 5600.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(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.
Wildflowers, wildlife, and great views of Eastern Washington’s wild Blue Mountains: the Panjab Loop Trail offers it all.
 
 
Mount Misery Loop

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
48.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 6387.0 ft.
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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.
From mountain peak to Wild and Scenic River, this long loop takes in a range of terrain, wildlife and views.
 
 
Slick Ear

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
4.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 2540 ft.
Highest Point: 5189.0 ft.
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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.
Delve deep into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness via the shortest access to the upper Wenaha River from the Washington side.
 
 
Bear Creek via Table Springs Ridge

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
13.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2840 ft.
Highest Point: 5280.0 ft.
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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 in the Umatilla National Forest starts at the end of Forest Service Road 6512 at Table Springs Ridge and goes to Bear Creek. It uses to provide access to the Walla Walla River drainage trail loop system which is used for fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, hiking and more
 
 
East Butte Creek

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
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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 the easily accessible Teepee trailhead and connects to multiple trails within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, making it possible to hike as an out-and-back or create longer routes.
 
 
Sawtooth Ridge

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 5500.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 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 flower-lined trail with big views will make you wonder if the Blue Mountains earned their name from the carpets of larkspur along the route.
 
 
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.
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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.
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0.00
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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.
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0.00
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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0.00
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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.
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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.
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0.00
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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.
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0.00
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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.
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0.00
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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.
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0.00
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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.
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0.00
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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.
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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.
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0.00
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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.