The Outback is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Manson, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 505 feet Route Type: Loop

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hiking
1 month ago

Currently closed (we visited on 5/4/20) due to COVID-19. All Echo Ridge trails are closed according to signs.

hiking
7 months ago

trail has beautiful views and the quiet is cathartic. the trail is an old road though no single track.

hiking
7 months ago

did this in the middle of summer, like all of the Echo Ridge trails, marvelous views from everywhere.. Very easy , comfortable trail..

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8 months ago

Easy and lovely hike that has a nice loop with a variety of views. We went counterclockwise, which provided extended lake views.

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11 months ago

Very nice hike for little children... not too bad for my 6 year old...

Tue Sep 11 2018

Good easy hike. A favorite of mine

Fri Aug 24 2018

Parking at North Junction via Zoom, a narrow one laner, but in good shape. Good thing nobody else was stupid enough to be hiking in all the smoke. Including Malory and the connector portion of Waterbar Heaven it was 6.0 miles.

running
Thu Aug 09 2018

Great trail. Lots of exposure though due to recent forest fires so shade is few & far between. Go early in the morning & bring more water than you think you need if running in July or August. There are some emergency rations in the geocache box at the top of Russell’s Butte if you’re in a real crunch. The trail was great for running. It was single-track in many areas but still wide with good visibility. The final third of Mallory’s Trail to the summit of Russell’s Butte is pretty steep so if you’re trail running leave some gas in your tank for that.

hiking
Thu Jun 07 2018

Great day spot to hike and see some beautiful views. Mallorys trail takes you on a small out abd back to the top where it opens up and it totally worth the detour. There are wild flowers in bloom everywhere making the whole trip very enjoyable. Bring water if you will be going on a hot day! not a lot of shade is only recommendation.

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