Westberg Trail


Day Hike - Westberg Trail

Westberg trail is one of several hikes on Manastash ridge out of Ellensburg with a beautiful view of the Stuart Range, and has spring wildflowers, birds, open areas and forest. This will be a naturalist trip with frequent stops to identify plants and birds. We will do a loop hike using the Hundred Acre Woods and Boy Scout trails.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,797 ft
  • Pace: moderate with stops

Meet 9:30am at the Manastash ridge trailhead on Cove road.

This naturalist hike will have 2-4 leaders so we can keep our distance as needed. We will discuss comfort levels with distancing and vaccination status with participants. Bring masks.  We will have frequent stops and discussions.  Bring poles for some steep areas on the hike, binoculars for those interested in birding, and apps on phone (Merlin, Washington wildflower search) for those interested in practicing looking up information on birds and wildflowers on the trip. 

Expect an email with any updates a few days before the trip.

There is no restroom at this popular trailhead so plan to stop somewhere before arrival (e.g. Indian John Hill rest area between CleElum and turn off at Thorp).

No parking pass is required.


Westberg Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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