Rattlesnake Dance Ridge Trail

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Day Hike - Rattlesnake Dance Ridge Trail

A trail leading out of the Yakima Canyon and along Manastash Ridge, offering grand views of the Kittitas Valley and Stuart Range

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,750 ft

10am Ellensburg Conoco/Flying J parking lot, Exit 109 Canyon Road.

This is a favorite hike of mine near my college at CWU. Steeply climbs out of the Yakima Canyon to a viewpoint on Manastash Ridge, then onward to a high point on the ridge above I-82. Excellent views of the Ellensburg area and Mt. Stuart! Don't worry, no rattlesnakes in the winter. The hike will be pushed back to Sunday, or to a later weekend, if the weather doesn't cooperate.

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Rattlesnake Dance Ridge Trail


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Required Equipment

Hiking boots, jackets, gloves, food and water

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