Day Hike - Westberg Trail


Day Hike - Westberg Trail

We'll go up the Westberg trail. hike west on the ridge for 3 miles past the UW observatory, and then descend into Riggs Canyon. On the return trip, we will descend via the Boy Scout trail. Between the hillsides of the Westberg, the forested Boy Scout and Riggs Canyon, and the ridge, there will be lots of different flowers!

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  • Easy/Moderate
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,200 ft
  • Pace: 2.25 MPH, slower on the steep Westberg, no maximum

Manastash Ridge Trailhead, 8:00 AM,

You must be accustomed to hikes of this length, elevation and speed. If you have doubts, please contact me. 


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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