Spectacular views of the undammed and free-flowing Klickitat River contribute to the value of this 1,387-acre area. Mount Adams rises in the distance above sheer cliff rims that line the river canyon. A mixed coniferous forest dotted with ponderosa pine and Douglas fir covers most of the site, and a historic railroad grade parallels the canyon.
In addition to habitat for five rare plant species, Klickitat Canyon NRCA is home to black bear, bobcat, deer and many types of birds. Bald eagles are often seen along the banks of the river. The site also contains one of only three areas of nesting habitat in Washington for the State Endangered Sandhill crane. (Yakima and Klickitat counties)