Manastash Ridge Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Manastash Ridge Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

12 days ago

14 days ago

canoeing
1 month ago

Not bad. Probably not enough water for the boys. But good for me. Flowers were out in bloom.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

A great workout with gorgeous views! There a various ways to get to the top, there is a straight up, a switchback and a couple others.

hiking
2 months ago

Great weather and trail condition. Dry trail, light rain, abundance of wild flowers. Appreciated the alternate trail for return trip, it was damp but not wet or slick, and provided some landscape change with the forest canopy over the trail for some of the trails length.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Wildflowers were JUST beginning-otherwise it was beautiful.

2 months ago

2 months ago

A few muddy places, but overall dry. Steep in areas.

hiking
2 months ago

A few muddy places, but overall dry. Steep in areas.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was muddy but much better than last weekend. Very little ice/snow left on the trail, probably will be gone within the week. However, it was overcast, chilly, and windy. Last week was fine in short sleeves. Not so today.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

First hike this spring, and Manastash didn't disappoint....saw elk, mule deer and beautiful view from the top!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Variable conditions starting with dry trail moving to muddy areas to mid point. Snow is fairly stable on the trail for the upper portion with some clearing. Today was overcast around 45° and it looks like it's going to be that way for the next few days. Happy trails

hiking
4 months ago

Good conditions today despite the snowfall. I have a 2-wheel drive car and parking was easy. Beautiful winter hike even though we didn't make it to the top. Wore spikes which were helpful on the steeper spots. You absolutely have to have them right now but it's more work without. We had to trek through untouched snow toward the top, which is part of why we turned around. Saw a couple on the way up and a few more people when we were almost back to the car. Glad we went!

hiking
9 months ago