Pumphouse Valley

Total Miles
7.7

Elevation

691.16 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The L.T. Murray Wildlife Area, Whiskey Dick Unit is closed to motor vehicles from February 1st to May 1st for Elk migrations. This shrubsteppe habitat provides great views of the Wild Horse Wind Farm, Columbia River, Sentinel Gap, and the Saddle Mountains. With almost 30,000 acres of land, this area offers amazing trails with everything from gentle rolling hills to steep off-camber and rocky sections. Wildflowers in the spring are stunning.Use caution; this area can be very hot in the summer, with high winds. Be prepared, as there is limited cell coverage in many areas.

Photos of Pumphouse Valley

Pumphouse Valley
Pumphouse Valley
Pumphouse Valley

Difficulty

Some sections can be steep and off-camber, with large loose rocks.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

Matt Engel
May 25, 2024
2023 Toyota 4Runner
Open
Muddy/Wet
Rough/Deteriorated
Dust wasn’t bad but it had rained within the last 24 hours. Nothing truly difficult about this section of road other than one steep off camber section driving down to the pump house.
Jesse Philo
May 09, 2024
1996 GMC K-Series
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
This road freaked my wife out with its switch backs, steepness and exposure. I thought it was fun and it was all doable in my burb.
Z E
Mar 23, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Dylan Deleon
Sep 19, 2023
4x4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Washboard

Access Description

The trailhead starts off Vantage Highway, about 8 miles from the town of Vantage.

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