Manastash Ridge

Ellensburg, Washington

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This run is easily accessible from Ellensburg and Interstate 90. Depending on the route you choose for the ascent/descent, you can have a steep quad killer or a more runnable meandering trail. Whichever path you choose, you’re going to get some hill work. This route is bordered by spring flowers and has some nice shade on hot days. The steepest trail to the top lies between these other two and is easy to see from below. It goes right along the outer edge of the hillside corner. Whichever route you choose, follow it to the top, where there’s a logbook to sign in. There is also a memorial to Allan Westburg, a well-loved teacher who used to run on this trail.
50 Trail Runs in Washington

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50 Trail Runs in Washington

by Cheri Pompeo Gillis (The Mountaineers Books)

This run is easily accessible from Ellensburg and Interstate 90. Depending on the route you choose for the ascent/descent, you can have a steep quad killer or a more runnable meandering trail. Whichever path you choose, you’re going to get some hill work.

This route is bordered by spring flowers and has some nice shade on hot days. The steepest trail to the top lies between these other two and is easy to see from below. It goes right along the outer edge of the hillside corner. Whichever route you choose, follow it to the top, where there’s a logbook to sign in. There is also a memorial to Allan Westburg, a well-loved teacher who used to run on this trail.

©  Cheri Pompeo Gillis/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Trail Running
Nearby City: Ellensburg
Length: 10
Elevation Gain: 3,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round, with snow in winter
Local Contacts: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Local Maps: USGS Manstash Creek
Topo Map: Manastash Ridge Topographic Map
Guide Book: 50 Trail Runs in Washington Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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