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Best trails in Ellensburg

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Looking for a great trail near Ellensburg, Washington? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, views 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 Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like North Columbia Basin State Wildlife Recreation Area or West Ellensburg Park. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Ellensburg ranging from 3.6 to 29.3 miles and from 1,295 to 5,367 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ellensburg
Top trails (11)
#1 - Umtanum Ridge Crest Trail
Ellensburg, Washington
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Umtanum Ridge Crest Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#2 - Manastash Ridge Trail
West Ellensburg Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Note: This parking lot is currently closed due to COVID-19.Show more
#3 - Baldy Mountain
Ellensburg, Washington
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 3 h
Baldy Mountain is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, natureShow more
#4 - Rattlesnake Dance Ridge Trail
Ellensburg, Washington
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Rattlesnake Dance Ridge Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primaShow more
#5 - John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Ellensburg to Lake Easton
Ellensburg, Washington
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Length: 38.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Ellensburg to Lake Easton is a 38.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levelsShow more
#6 - Robinson Canyon Loop
Ellensburg, Washington
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Please know that this area may be subject to seasonal closures from December into May for wildlife preservation. Check with the park before visiting. Show more
#7 - Green Dots Trails at Whiskey Dick OHV Trail
LT Murray State Wildlife Recreation Area
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Length: 75.2 mi
Trail offers views of rolling hills and ravines with an array of wildflowers, wildlife, and surrounding wind farms. Although elevation gain is fairly mild it can get very windy. Discover Pass requiredShow more
#8 - North Canyon Trail to Joe Watt Trail Loop
Ellensburg, Washington
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Length: 12.3 mi • Est. 6 h 36 m
Note: A discovery pass is needed to park at the head of the trail as well to enter.Show more
#9 - Colockum Road
Naneum Ridge State Forest
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Length: 29.3 mi
Colockum Road is a 29.3 mile moderately 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 acShow more
#10 - Altapes Creek Interpretive Trail
Olmstead Place Historical State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
Altapes Creek Interpretive Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more
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