Pumphouse Valley

Total Miles
7.7

Elevation

691.16 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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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.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

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