The Cle Elum Ranger District encompasses approximately 375,000 acres and extends from the near the city of Ellensburg and the Yakima River to the crest of the Cascades in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Snoqualmie Pass areas. It is bordered by the Wenatchee River Ranger District to the north along the Wenatchee Mountains - Mt. Stuart divide and by the Naches Ranger District to the south along the Manastash Ridge divide. To the west of the district is the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
The Table Mountain Fire area will be open for winter recreation this winter, and that main routes will be groomed, except the Naneum meadow road #3530 will only be groomed down to Naneum Meadow itself. Below there, and up into Howard Creek the area burned extremely hot and there are many unstable snags that we expect to fall rapidly during the winter. The 3521 side route will also not be groomed for the same reason. The rest of the area will be open as always, but people will need to be very aware that snags may fall unexpectedly and in greater numbers than usual, especially during a wind. Ride as if there’s a new tree down around every corner! Signs to that effect will be posted at the Sno-Parks. We will probably also be looking for some volunteers to ride with the groomers, at least during the first several trips.
The Methow Valley Ranger District encompasses approximately 1,326,000 acres and extends from near the town of Twisp to the crest of the Cascades in the Pasayten Wilderness and North Cascades National Park. It is bordered by Canada to the north and the Tonasket Ranger District to the east and the Chelan Ranger District to the south along the Sawtooth Mountains divide.
The Naches Ranger District encompasses approximately 518,000 acres and extends from the near the town of Naches to the crest of the Cascades in the William O. Douglas, Norse Peak, Goat Rocks Wilderness and White Pass areas. It is bordered by the Cle Elum Ranger District to the north along the Manastash Ridge divide and by the Yakama Indian Nation to the south and Mt. Rainier National Park to the west.To the west of the district is the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest,Mt. Rainier National Park, and Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
The Wenatchee River Ranger District encompasses approximately 696,000 acres and extends from the near the city of Wenatchee and the Columbia River to the crest of the Cascades in the Glacier Peak and Alpine Lakes Wilderness areas. It is bordered by the Entiat Ranger District to the north along the Entiat Mountains divide and by the Cle Elum Ranger District to the south along the Wenatchee Mountains - Mt. Stuart divide. To the west of the district is the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Leavenworth / Lake Wenatchee area which has maps and information about groomed trails, passes you will need (Discover or SnoPark pass) and other updates.
Midnight and Noontime Rocks and vicinity are closed to entry April 1 through July 31, 2012 to protect nesting raptors.
Attention Climbers: Raptor nesting behavior has been observed on both Midnight and Noontime Rocks. To protect these birds during the nesting period, these rocks and the area immediately above and between them is closed to all entry. Once nesting is confirmed, restrictions will be lifted on the rock not being used. If you know where the raptors are nesting, please contact the Leavenworth FS office. More Information