Westburg Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Ray Westburg was a popular Ellensburg wrestling coach who died at the young age of forty-seven in 1997. 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 ?nd grouse scurrying through the brush and Lewis’s woodpeckers pounding on the trees. In the air, look for a mix of northern ?ickers, bluebirds, meadowlarks, and the ever-present red-tailed hawks. And if birds aren’t enough of an aerial display, this is also butter?y heaven in the late spring. Deer and elk also roam the region, and no one can ?nd fault with the spectacular views—especially from the site of the Westburg Memorial at the top of the ridge."