Westberg Trail


Day Hike - Westberg Trail

Enjoy a beautiful spring wildflower trip to eastern Washington with the naturalist group if you enjoy stopping frequently to admire and identify plants, birds, animals and trees. The Westberg trail is one of several hikes on Manastash ridge out of Ellensburg. We will do a loop hike using the Prater 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.
  • Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • Pace: moderate with frequent stops

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

This naturalist hike will have 3 leaders to help participants keep social distance while we examine plants.  Plan to bring and wear a mask as needed.  We will have frequent stops and discussions.  The Prater trail is steep at the top so consider bringing poles.

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

There is no restroom at this popular trailhead.  Plan to stop somewhere before arrival.  Those coming from Seattle may choose to stop at Thorp; while anyone coming from the east may stop in Ellensburg.

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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