Looking for a great trail near Cle Elum, Washington? AllTrails has 43 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Squilchuck State Park or West Ellensburg Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 20 moderate trails in Cle Elum ranging from 4.7 to 47.2 miles and from 2,362 to 6,482 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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ohv / off road driving

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lake

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hiking
14 days ago

Tried this hike on New Year’s Day. Couldn’t get to the trailhead because they had snow plowed barriers I couldn’t get around. I was really irritated because my car does great in the snow and I have chains. Won’t be back to the area for a while

This trail is now on private property and horseback riding by permission or through Flying Horseshoe Ranch trail rides, which are by agreement with owner.

hiking
25 days ago

Beautiful scenery. Nice easy hike. Good for the whole family.

hiking
snow
26 days ago

Did this trail a few days ago. It was beautiful, brutal, and we'll worth it. However the trail map takes leads you onto Teanaway ridge trail when iron bear crosses over it. so technically you switch trails if you follow the map on here.

Hiked this trail on 23rd Nov. The trail was in perfect condition. Patches of snow till you reach the scramble. From scramble to the top, few inches of snow. It was kind of a perfect day, no sun but no rain or snow either. Though it was a bit windy at the top.

running
snow
1 month ago

Such a beautiful trail. Decent amount of creek crossings but I was able to hop along the rocks to keep my feet from getting wet. I did run it, but it would also be very enjoyable to hike because it is such a gradual and chill incline with a great payout. The service road to get there is very long so don’t be concerned, you are going the right way.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
1 month ago

You can drive 2 miles more up the road but it’s rough and I would suggest high clearance. We bottomed out couple of times even in a truck. Currently road is snow free. Trail is snow free until yellow hill. Snow got a little deeper but was manageable. No one has been past yellow hill till now as evidenced by lack of tracks. There was hardly any snow on the ridge to elbow peak which I was thankful for or it would’ve been to sketchy to pass! We had a great view of rainier in the morning but upon reaching to peak it was cloudy in the distance got super windy and weather rolled in. Cool hike. Saw zero people up here.

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful winter hike before to much snow sets into the mountains. The road to the trailhead was long, bumpy with many potholes along the way, but nothing too extreme. Suitable for all cars now, but after the forecasted snow over the next few days, could be a bit challenging. The trail itself is well signed and easy to follow. The elevation gain begins right from the start allowing for very little warm up. Very dramatic and changing landscape as you travel. Ingalls Pass is at about the 3 mile mark and the views into the basin are stunning. Here we began to see tracks from the resident goats, but they never graced us with their company. The last rock section before you start the descent to the lake basin is quite a scramble. We put our hiking poles away at this point and scrambled on all fours over the boulders. Easy to get off trail in this area, so we slowed down quite a bit here and really took our time. Next was the quick descent to the Lake. Covered in snow and starting to ice over. Be careful getting to close to the waters edge. We decided to stop here for lunch with a great view of the lake. Very cold and windy but exhilarating all the same! We decided to not travel around the lake as the trail became less clear to us in this location ~ so this was also our turn around point. Definitely will be headed back in the spring as the area starts to bloom.

hiking
muddy
scramble
snow
1 month ago

Great hike, don't know how much longer you'll be able to do this one. Road is clear of snow at this time. lower half of trails in good condition from icy snowy spots as you hit the middle section definitely have micro spikes. once up at the top and hit the Alpine lakes wilderness you will have snow going down the other side pretty packed. require some rock scrambling skills to get up to the lake and watch for the cairns

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

blowdown
icy
snow
1 month ago

Hiked a couple weeks ago. Really nice hike! Awesome views, especially at top! Pretty easy for how direct it looks on map. Will hike again for sure! I suggest coming from this side.

hiking
2 months ago

No snow on trail

running
2 months ago

not so much a trail as we would think of but more of a nice walking path to get from Cle Elum to Roslyn. I enjoyed running the oath and it was peaceful.

hiking
icy
off trail
rocky
scramble
snow
2 months ago

Completed on Nov 16, 2019. The trail start from snow area was pretty confused and unclear due to the fresh snow couple days ago. Strongly recommend microspike. The final mile was rocky and hard to find the right path. Be careful of rocky area while you go back.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

Hiked in on 11/13. Trail is is great condition other than a few blow downs that are easy to cross over. Just a little bit of snow at the top. Only saw 2 others besides our group of 3.

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