This hike up the Selah Creek canyon offers views of both abundant wildlife and geological points of interest.
The Selah Cliffs Natural Area Preserve was created in 1993 to protect habitat for the basalt daisy flower along the Selah Creek canyon. The large cliffs that run along the southern edge of the area originated with the Pomona basalt flows and are spectacular by themselves but also provide abundant song bird, raptor and small mammal habitat.
The trail includes a half mile improved interpretive loop near the lot and additional two mile out-and-back trail continuing east along the preserve towards closer views of the huge Red G. Redmon bridge. As with any arid region hike, take precautions against snake and tick bites. Do not venture past the fence on the far east side of the preserve - the US Army Yakima Training Center property starts just on the other side of the bridge.
WTA Pro Tip: Since this is a preserve, dogs are not allowed here. Additionally, there are no restrooms available at the trailhead, so plan for that.