Westberg Trail

Ellensburg, Washington 98926

Westberg Trail

Westberg Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Ray Westberg was the popular wrestling coach in Ellensburg who died in 1997 at the young age of 47. This trail was built and dedicated to him, with a memorial placed at the high point on the ridge. The route isn’t heavily used by hikers, but it is popular with birds—birds on the ground and in the air.

You can expect to find grouse scurrying through the brush and Lewis’s woodpecker pounding on the trees. In the air, look for a mix of northern flickers, bluebirds, meadowlarks, and the ever-present red-tailed hawks. If birds aren’t enough of an aerial display, this is also butterfly heaven in late spring. Birds don’t do it for you? Well, deer and elk also roam the region, and no one can find fault with the spectacular views— especially from the site of the Westberg Memorial at the top of the ridge."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
3 hours
April through July
1,850 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,560 feet
Top Elevation
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Local Contacts
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Yakima
Local Maps

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Oct 2018