Cle Elum, WA Trails and Parks

Cle Elum has 72 trails in the vicinity, including 46 hiking trails and 17 for birding. These trails range from 2 to 76 miles in length. The most popular trails are Central Alpine Lakes Loop (Backpacking), Ingalls Lake and Owhi Campground. Trails.com member Maddie B. recently completed North Bend to Ellensburg via Snoqualmie Pass.
  • Central Alpine Lakes Loop (Backpacking)View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  3-4 days
    •  35 miles
    •  Guide

    The 75-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail between Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass is a very popular backpack trip, and it deserves to be. ...

  • Red Top Lookout TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  2 miles
    •  Guide

    Children will enjoy the short hike to this high lookout perched on a cliff, but they will gasp at its sweeping views. Still used during fire ...

  • Iron Horse State Park: John Wayne Pioneer Trail, South Cle Elum to EastonView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    This 11.5-mile (each way) section of the trail travels by some residences, rural lowlands with mountainous backdrops, pine transitional forest, ...

  • Ingalls LakeView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This difficult 8.6-mile out-and-back day trip or backpack to an alpine lake in the Stuart Range of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness traverses spectacular ...

  • Coal Mines TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A level, former railroad grade turned into trail that runs from Cle Elum to Roslyn offers children an easy walk through mining history. Relics ...

  • Lake Ann - Ingalls Peak LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  Overnight backpacking trip
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    A long, seldom-traveled loop hike around Ingalls Peak. A day hike to Lake Ann is a reasonable 9.2-mile round trip, and many make a day hike or ...

  • Esmeralda LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  Overnight backpacking trip
    •  12.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A semi-loop through Esmerelda Basin and down De Roux Creek. The Esmerelda Loop combines several trails in a convenient 12-mile loop around the ...

  • Lookout Mountain LoopView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  10.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A ride that travels a gravel road through a vast clear-cut wouldn't be too enticing in and of itself, and that's how this ride starts. But once ...

  • Cooper Lake and River Walk TrailView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail parallels a road, mostly out of sight. Ride if you will, but you and the children will miss out on some good things. A sylvan walk ...

  • Owhi CampgroundView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    If there is a tent camper’s Shangri-la in Washington State, it would have to be Owhi.

  • Lake IngallsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Sometimes you just want to get high— physically, not psychedelically—and the Lake Ingalls Trail lets you do that while still exploring some of ...

  • Teanaway RidgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Because of this route’s high trailhead, much of your elevation gain is done before you start walking, meaning you can enjoy a high ridge route ...

  • Pete Lake TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  Day hike or backpack
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    Large, woodland Pete Lake makes a popular family campsite at the end of a gentle trail through old-growth forest. Children will joyfully throw ...

  • Ingalls CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  Overnight backpacking trip
    •  31 miles
    •  Guide

    A long backpack up Ingalls Creek to Stuart Pass. Ingalls Creek Trail is one of the longest and loneliest trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. ...

  • Taneum Creek LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Ready to climb? Ready to careen downhill? Ride up one fork of Taneum Creek, up and over the ridge to an elevation of 4,200 feet, and then traverse ...

  • Rachel LakeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Hiking  
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The condition of the trail to Rachel Lake and the lake’s environs exhibit what can happen when too many nature-loving hikers are unleashed on ...

  • Ingalls PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding  
    •  8 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    Ingalls Peak lies 2 miles west of Mount Stuart in a scenic, easily accessible area. Crowded in summer, the area is less populous in winter—the ...

  • Beverly CampgroundView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    It doesn’t get much simpler than Beverly. But that’s okay. You won’t be spending much time in the campground anyway. Beverly, in contrast to ...

  • Tronsen RidgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    Start high, stay high, and enjoy the endless bounty of the wild country between the Cascade Crest and the dry, open deserts of eastern Washington. ...

  • Elbow PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    The Teanaway Country is home to an assortment of birds and animals, as well as some truly magnificent wild country. It’s not protected as wilderness, ...

  • Middle Fork TeanawayView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    Mountain rivers are magical, crystal-clear ribbons that inundate your senses. They can be cool massages for your feet. They offer delicate music ...

  • Davis PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    Personal trainers charge hundreds of dollars for this kind of extreme exercise. The opportunity to sweat buckets goes for a premium in places ...

  • Rachel LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    An alpine lake situated squarely in the central Cascades, Rachel Lake offers stunning views and sharp, light air. The 11.5-mile roundtrip gains ...

  • Forgotten Trail LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    •  Overnight backpacking trip
    •  15.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A rugged loop trip along a segment of the abandoned County Line Trail. The Forgotten Trail Loop is a high traverse of the so-called County Line ...

  • South Cle Elum RidgeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Cle Elum, WA

    • Trail Running  
    •  8 hours
    •  29 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a challenging and beautiful course. It is all run on trail, and most of the climbing is in the first half. On the approach to Windy Pass, ...