Date and time

Saturday, May 25. Carpool 8:20, leave 8:30 am, Hike 9 am-12:30 pm

Name of hike 

Katsel Hill & the Secret Passageway


Hike description  

From the top, see beautiful views of Walla Walla, Milton-Freewater, and Tri-Cities, plus snow on the Blue Mountains. On a clear day, you can see Mt Rainier and Mt Adams. This is private property.


Karen Yager, 509-520-8623,

Time and distance

3.5 hours/3 miles. 36 mi RT drive


Steep climb to the top of the hill, gradual uphill across the top, then moderate hike to return.

Dogs welcome?

Well-mannered dogs on leash are welcome

Start location  

To car pool, meet at 8:20 am below the tall Staples sign in the Cascade Farm & Outdoor parking lot on 598 N Wilbur Ave across from McCurley Toyota. Leave at 8:30 am.


Go through Dixie on Hwy 12 E about 2.5 mi to the top of the hill, turn R at elevator on Lewis Peak Rd. At the first Y, take the left fork on Walker Rd. At bottom of hill, turn Right on S Fk Coppei Rd. Follow that road to 3755 S Fork Coppei Rd where youíll park along the road. Karen will be there to meet you. Travel time 25 mins.

What to bring

Water and lunch.