Get a glimpse of Central Washington’s natural beauty from a different vantage point when you hike the Yakima Skyline Trail! This 4.4-mile hike through the Yakima Canyon boasts a physical challenge and beautiful views of wildflowers and the Yakima River. It’s also just a 30-minute drive from our Yakima, WA, B&B, which makes it a great activity for an afternoon of exploration! Are you up for the challenge? Read on to discover everything you need to know about hiking the Yakima Skyline Rim Trail!
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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting the Yakima Skyline Trail
Where Is the Yakima Rim Skyline Trail?
The Yakima Rim Skyline Trail is 15 miles from Birchfield Manor, or about a 30-minute drive. Take Interstate 82 West until you reach exit 26 in Selah. From there, expect to follow some backroads. Eventually, you want to end up on Buffalo Road where the Wenas Wildlife Area begins. The Yakima Skyline Trail begins about 1.5 miles from that point. Be sure to map the route before you head out! It can be tricky to navigate backroads in an unfamiliar area.
What to Expect Along the Trail
The Yakima Rim Skyline Trail is a 4.4-mile out-and-back hike. The ascent to the summit boasts nearly 1,500 feet of elevation gain, making it moderately difficult to traverse. We recommend this hike to experienced hikers or those who are already in good physical shape. Along the way, you can enjoy spectacular views of wildflowers and other vegetation along the canyon walls. From the summit, gaze in awe at panoramic views of the canyon and Yakima River. Be sure to bring your camera, you don’t want to forget these views!
Can’t get enough of what this trail has to offer? Garner a deeper appreciation for our area’s natural beauty with waterfall hikes near Yakima. As far as hikes go, Mount Rainier is a must-see!
Rest Your Muscles Back at Birchfield Manor
Rest your legs back at Birchfield Manor after hiking the Yakima Skyline Trail! Our Yakima, WA, bed and breakfast is the perfect place to rest and restore after a day exploring the outdoors. Relax your muscles with a dip in the on-site pool or slip into the cozy bed in your guest room.
Consider a stay in the Hunter’s Glen Room. This inviting accommodation boasts a king-size bed, private bath, and gas fireplace. It even has an in-room whirlpool tub for soaking your tired muscles! An overnight stay in any of our Yakima, WA, accommodations includes complimentary breakfast and access to our premier amenities. Don’t forget to make a dinner reservation at our on-site restaurant. It’s the perfect way to fuel your body after a day of physical activity!
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