Westberg Trail

Trip

Day Hike - Westberg Trail

Loop hike through both desert and forest terrain to a high point on Manastash Ridge with grand views

Info
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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,700 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 3,570 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

12pm trailhead on Cove Road

https://goo.gl/maps/FziEGvnJL23BcVwm8

I am spending the night in Ellensburg so carpooling will be up to participants to organize

Manastash Ridge near Ellensburg features a great network of trails that all lead to a memorial viewpoint at the top of the ridge that provides a grand view of the Kittitas Valley and the Stuart Range. There is a nice mix of forest and desert terrain on this hike with a good chance of seeing wildlife like deer. 5 miles is a stretch for this hike. Will be 4-5 miles depending on which trails we use. But some of the trails can get pretty steep in places.

Poor weather or pass conditions will cancel this hike.

Route/Place

Westberg Trail


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Microspikes if trails are icy

hiking poles may be helpful for steep sections of trail

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