Manastash Lake Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews

Manastash Lake Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Thorp, Washington that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
990 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

hiking
22 days ago

Lost Lake to Manastash Lake: The road up is well maintained but washboard the majority of the time. The fork in the road in which you want to veer left to get to the trailhead is well marked. You can continue right a quarter of a mile if you need to pick up a day pass. Bathrooms available at trailhead. You share this trail with dirt bikes, but you can hear them well before they reach you so you have time to give them room. Maybe 4 other cars at the trailhead on a Saturday afternoon. The grade is mild with lots of flat parts. It had been raining a little in the morning so the trail was not dusty, but later when the sun came out the trail was very dusty. Some parts of the trail are slippery with loose rocks and dirt so watch your step. A few hints of fall colors but mostly greenery. A few fair views of the valley below. When you come to the fork in which right is trail 1350.2 and left is 1350, 1350 is the way you want for the Lakes. The lakes are nice with places to sit on the shore. Saw a few backpackers and places where people had made a campsite. No overly great views or scenery. All around an average hike that is a pretty quick in and out if you want a short hike to a decent lake. 8 miles round trip, just under 2 to lost lake and an additional 2 to manastash.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike. Decent amount of elevation climb and rocky “ankle breaker” parts of the trail. Not too bad, but also wasn’t expecting it. The lake was beautiful and if you keep walking around the perimeter of it there’s a neat dock/lookout point. The gravel road to the trail wasn’t the great and pretty washboarded. Overall it was a great day and fun hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Very scenic.

backpacking
4 months ago

Monday, August 28, 2017

so worth the hike!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

OK trail, beautiful lakes and scenery. hiked in and spent the night with my 12 year old son. The fact that motorcycles share the trail mean that your in for a dusty mess this time of year.

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Great hike! Nicely shaded throughout the trail. GPS watch read 7.44 miles after finishing. Mosquitoes were out and about, but nothing crazy. Wild flowers starting to get crispy. Ran into about a dozen people on the trail. Quite a few dirt bikes. =/ Would make a great trail run.

hiking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Great hike. Trail 1350 goes to lost lake (about 2 miles), then continue (4 more miles) to Manastash lake. Walking, motorcycle, and horseback are the preferred method of travel. It's just $5.00 for the day and you can purchase this pass using cash just past the Manastash lake road entrance, at Riders Campsite, just a mile or so further on the right-hand side. Hiking to Lost lake, on foot, only takes us 45 minutes with a few short stops. Manastash lake is about 2+ hours on foot.

hiking
Monday, June 15, 2015

Very scenic hike. Pretty easy hike with great scenery. The 9 miles of gravel road to the trailhead was not fun in our Camry. After completing the hike and reaching our car I was rewarded with a flat tire. Make sure you have good tires, and better yet drive a pickup or SUV.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Loved the trail. It's about 4 miles round trip to the lake and back. Beautiful scenery.

horseback riding
Friday, July 18, 2014

love riding my horse up there. 8 miles total. pretty rocky so have shoes on your horse. its nice because it's usually not to busy.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trail is motocross - deep ruts. The lake is cool but better to do as a hike than mountain bike.

hiking
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Great hike, fairly easy for kids at least 6 yrs old, and good fishing in the lakes, oh and look around in the rocks in the lake, many salamanders and crawdads in the creeks, good fun for the kids and family!!

hiking
Monday, April 23, 2012

Headed out this morning in hopes of a nice day hike with 5 others. Most of our preferred trails are still under snow so we headed a little further east. Unfortunately for us, the road (FS31) was gated about 9 miles from the trailhead. There was a significant washout about a mile in from the gate back in 2010 that has caused the road closure. Not wanting to waste the day, we proceeded with a road walk for about 4.5 miles. It was nice since the road pretty much follows the Manastash Creek. At 4.5 miles we turned around and headed back. The other possible access is from the Taneum area. The road system is fairly good in that area and my guess is that it's accessible from that side.

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

backpacking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016