Westberg Trail


Day Hike - Westberg Trail

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

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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


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.


Westberg Trail

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Microspikes if trails are icy

hiking poles may be helpful for steep sections of trail

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