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WTA's hiking guide is the most comprehensive database of hikes in Washington, and comprises content written by local hiking experts and user submitted information. All data is vetted by WTA staff. This resource is made possible by the donations of WTA members.

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Results List

6 Hikes
Manastash Ridge - Observatory Road

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
4.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 900 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
Area Closure: Effective July 23 2021 this area and all lands in Eastern Washington managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources are temporarily closed to the public to prevent the risks associated with wildfires. This area will reopen once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
 
 
Manastash Ridge - Westberg Trail

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1800 ft.
Highest Point: 3560.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(12 votes)
Area Closure: Effective July 23 2021 this area and all lands in Eastern Washington managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources are temporarily closed to the public to prevent the risks associated with wildfires. This area will reopen once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
Named after and built in honor of an Ellensburg wrestling coach, this trail provides the sought-after combination of great workout and big views. But its exposed; you'll want to be up here in spring or fall, because the direct sun of summer and lack of water can make this one a burner (literally).
 
 
Manastash Ridge

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
16.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 4600 ft.
Highest Point: 6245.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.62
(13 votes)
Traverse Manastash Ridge over rugged eastern slope terrain between Quartz Mountain and Blowout Mountain. The distance covered is nearly 17 miles, so be prepared to spend a full day hiking one segment or stay overnight to complete the journey, which has ample trail to delight mountain vista aficionados, larch lovers, berry munchers, flower photographers, and campers alike.
 
 
Manastash Lake

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2100 ft.
Highest Point: 5063.0 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.89
(9 votes)
Hike through a diverse forest to two alpine lakes that rest atop Manastash Ridge, one of Central Washington’s most notable geologic formations. The trail to Lost and Manastash Lakes is an underappreciated gem that will delight larch lovers, berry munchers, flower photographers, and campers alike.
 
 
Keenan Meadows

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
3.1 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
3.33
(3 votes)
Part of the Manastash Ridge trail system, the Keenan Meadow Trail begins at South Fork Manastash Trail and ends at the Shoestring Lake Trail.
 
 
Shoestring Lake

Central Washington -- Yakima

 
3.6 miles, one-way
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
Located near the Manastash trail system, the Shoestring Lake Trail begins at Forest Road 3100 and ends at Shoestring Jeep Trail #4W308. This area is multi-use, including motorized vehicles, so expect some company while you're visiting.