Horse Heaven Hills
Know Before You Go:
- There are no facilities or services available.
- The main trailhead (see driving directions) begins with a set of stairs from the parking area leading to a BLM informational kiosk. A series of user-created trails begin from this location. The most direct trailhead-to-ridgetop trail steeply climbs 1,000 feet over ~4/5 mile to reach the ridgetop.
- Some visitors prefer to follow McBee Road an additional 2 miles past the main trailhead to the ridgetop. There you can park, and hike or bike either east or west along the ridgetop trail. On windy days and/or when viewing/photographing nature, hikers sometimes alternatively side hill on either the north slope or south slope, traveling via both trail and/or cross country.
- Horseback riding is available, but with room for only approximately eight vehicles at the trailhead, very limited trailer parking is available.
- When recreating on public lands, practice Leave-No-Trace Principles.
Point of Interest:Scenic views abound from high on the ridgetop, depending on weather/visibility. On a clear day, from Chandler Butte you can see:
To the west - Mt. Rainier and Mt. Adams. To the north - Yakima River Valley and its numerous vineyards, Benton City, and the Rattlesnake Mountains. To the NE — Red Mountain, Hanford, and the White Bluffs. To the east - Webber Canyon and its many orchards, and Badger Mountain. To the south — An expanse of farmland sloping towards the non-visible Columbia River.