We rode Robinson Canyon for the first time last weekend, over national trails day, and had a great time.
For the uninitiated Robinson is west of Ellensburg and just south of another popular riding area; Joe Watt Canyon, in the LT Murray Wildlife area.
The east of the Cascade location and relatively low elevation makes this area a wonderful starting point for early in the year riding when the higher elevations are still shrouded in snow and the west side of the Cascades is cloaked in rain clouds.
Spring is a great time to visit as the wildflowers are gangbusters now. Indian Paintbrush, Balsam, and Lupine were all blooming during the visit. Also, this is rattlesnake country and spring’s cooler temperatures help to keep conflicts with these creatures to a minimum.
Some items of note if you’re planning on giving Robinson Canyon a visit
A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Vehicle Permit is required here.
The parking and camping area is large, pretty flat-ish and offers primitive camping which means NO potable water or facilities are available.
As always, for more detailed information, a photo overview of the area, driving directions, trail video, and more about Robinson Canyon visit www.TrailMeister.com