A great first-of-spring hike for the whole family less than an hour from Walla Walla, this trail has hikers wandering atop a ridgeline, looking down into the North Fork of the Umatilla River.
The trail starts at the Zig Zag Spring Trailhead and shares trailhead with Lick Creek Trail. From the trailhead, it initially descends through a stand of pine that opens to a rolling ridge line that you can follow for two or three miles-- as far as your heart desires.
You'll be amazed by the wildflowers in the spring, which are particularly spectacular considering how moderate and accessible the trail is. A hike here in early May as the snow recedes will reward you with fields of Avalanche lilies.