Cle Elum Ranger District, Trails

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BACKPACKERS and STOCK: Trails at low elevations are emerging from the snow. This past winter saw an incredible amount of trees fall. Be prepared for as many as 20 trees per mile across trails in many areas.

Volunteer crews will be working to clear the Liberty low elevation trail system in the coming days, as well as low elevation trails in the North Fork Taneum.

Trails remain closed to motorized use until June 15 unless posted open. Check back often for updates. 

Motorized Trail Update: May 17, 2016 - Volunteer trail crews working under the direction of USFS Trail Managers have opened the entire Liberty Trail System west of Highway 97 and those east of Highway 97 and below the Table Mt Seasonal Closure Area. All Manastash area 4X4 -double track- trails are now open All single track trails in the Manastash remain closed. Single track trails originating at Taneum Junction are open to 4 corners. Do not ride or wheel beyond snow lines.  A BIG shout out to the Volnteers!! 

All trail users are reminded to respect trail closures as they protect resources.

The US Forest Service coordinates with many volunteer groups who donate countless hours both in Wilderness and non-Wilderness areas.

 NOTE: Trail conditions are updated only when information becomes available.

Cle Elum Ranger District Trail Conditions

Trail Name and Number Current Status Date
Bean Creek
1391.1

Blowdown removed, maintained, snow free

 06/18/2016
Beverly Turnpike
1391

Blowdown removed, maintained, snow free

06/18/2016
Big Creek
1341
Not maintianed 06/17/2016
Upper Big Creek
1388.2

Open, not yet maintained.

06/17/2016
Blazed Ridge
1333
 Open, not yet maintained. 06/17/2016
Blowout Mountain
1318
 Open, not yet maintained. 06/17/2016
Blue Creek
1364.2
 Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Boulder-De Roux
1392
 Open, not yet maintained. 06/17/2016
South Fork Boulder
1392.7
Not maintained in 2014  
Cathedral Pass
1345
 Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Cle Elum Ridge
1326
 Snowfree and blowdown removed, open to motorized 06/17/2016
Cooper River
1311

 Blowdown removed, maintained, snow free

05/26/2016
Corral Creek
1340.1
Not maintained in 2014  
County Line
1226
Not maintained in 2014  
County Line
1226.2
Not maintained in 2014  
Davis Peak
1324
  Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Deception Pass
1376
 Last Maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Domerie Peak
1308
Not maintained in 2014  
Drop Creek Spur
1371.1
 Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Dutch Miller Gap
1362
Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Easton Ridge
1212
Blowdown removed to Domerie Divide Trail junction 05/26/2016
Elsnor Mine
1392.8
Not maintained in 2014  
Escondido Lake
1320
Last Maintained 2015  
Esmerelda Basin
1394

 

NOTE: FS Road 9737 closed due to flood damage 1.2 miles south of Esmeralda Basin Trailhead at the Iron Peak Trailhead. Parking is limited, expect heavy use and the possiblility of no parking spaces available. Do not block turnaround area. Alternate parking at DeRoux Trailhead.

06/02/2016
First Creek
1374
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/15/2016
Fishhook Flat
1378
Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 05/26/2016
French Cabin Creek
1305
  Last Maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Frost Mountain
1366
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 05/30/2016
Gooseberry Flat
1227
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 05/26/2016
Granite Creek
1326.1
 Last Maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Grass Camp
1219
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/18/2016
Greek Creek Basin
1321.2

Open, not yet maintained.

06/15/2016
Hereford Meadows
1207
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/15/2016
Hex Mountain
1343
   
Howard Creek
1372
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized until junction with Old Ellensburg Trail 1373. 06/15/2016
Howson Creek
1349
Not maintained in 2014  
Hoyt
1347
Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 05/30/2016
Ingalls Way
1390

 Last Maintained 2015

NOTE: FS Road 9737 closed due to flood damage 1.2 miles south of Esmeralda Basin Trailhead at the Iron Peak Trailhead. Parking is limited, expect heavy use and the possiblility of no parking spaces available. Do not block turnaround area. Alternate parking at DeRoux Trailhead.

06/02/2016
Iron Creek
1351

 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized

Bear Creek side not yet maintained.

  06/15/2016
Iron Peak
1399

Blowdown removed, maintained, snow free

NOTE: FS Road 9737 closed due to flood damage 1.2 miles south of Esmeralda Basin Trailhead at the Iron Peak Trailhead. Parking is limited, expect heavy use and the possiblility of no parking spaces available. Do not block turnaround area. Alternate parking at DeRoux Trailhead.

06/20/2016
(area is unavailable)
1382
Consult Washington State Parks for latest conditions. 12/15/2015
Johnson Medra
1383

Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized on the Johnson Creek side

06/23/2016
Jolly Creek
1355

Not maintained in 2014

 
Jolly Mountain
1307
 Open, not maintained yet in 2016 06/15/2016
Jungle Creek
1383.1
Open, not maintained yet in 2016 06/15/2016
Little Kachess
1312
There is no bridge across Box Canyon Creek at the south Trailhead in Kachess Campground. 12/15/2015
Kachess Ridge
No Name Ridge

1315
  Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Keenan Meadow
1386
  Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized.

06/18/2016

Knox Creek
1315.1
 Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Lightning Point
1377.2
 Open to motorized use 05/17/2016
Little Creek Basin
1334

Open, not yet maintained.

06/15/2016
Lake Lillian
1332

 Last maintained in 2015

 

 
Lake Margaret
1332.1
Last maintained 2015  
Lake Michael
1336
Not maintained in 2014  
Lake Vicente
1365
Not maintained in 2014  
Lemah Meadow
1323.2
 Last maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Longs Pass
1229

 Last Maintained 2015

NOTE: FS Road 9737 closed due to flood damage 1.2 miles south of Esmeralda Basin Trailhead at the Iron Peak Trailhead. Parking is limited, expect heavy use and the possiblility of no parking spaces available. Do not block turnaround area. Alternate parking at DeRoux Trailhead.

06/02/2016
Little Joe Lake
1330.1
Not maintained in 2014  
Manastash Lake  Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 05/30/2016
Manastash Ridge
1388

Open, not yet maintained.

06/15/2016
South Fork Manastash
1366.1
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/15/2016
Miller Peak
1379

Open, not yet maintained.  06/15/2016

Mineral Creek
1331

Last Maintained 2015, Always very brushy.

 
Mirror Lake
1302
Not maintained in 2014  
Mount Catherine
1348

Last Maintained 2015

 
Mount Clifty
1321.1
Open, not yet maintained. 12/15/2015
Mount Lillian
1601

Last Maintained 2015

12/15/2015
Naneum Creek
1381
 Blowdown removed, maintained, snow free, open to motorized 06/18/2016
Naneum Meadow
1389
Blowdown removed, maintained, snow free, open to motorized 06/18/2016
Naneum Rim
1234
 Blowdown removed, maintained, snow free, open to motorized 06/18/2016
Naneum-Wilson
1371
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/15/2016
North Ridge
1321
Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized to junction with Little Creek Trail No. 1334. 05/30/2016
Old Ellensburg
1373
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/15/2016
Owhi Trail
1327
   
Owl Creek
1371.2
Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/15/2016
Pete Lake
1323
 Maintained and blowdown removed to near the 5 mile point (1/2 mile beyond Pete Lake) 06/20/2016
Peggy's Pond
1375
Not maintained in 2014  
Pacific Crest North
2000
 Blowdown removed to Commonwealth Basin at the junction with the Red Pass Trail (2.5 miles) 06/23/2016
Pacific Crest South
2000
 Blowdown removed in some sections but not others 06/23/2016
Paddy-Go-Easy Pass
1595.1
Last Maintained 2015  
Paris Creek
1393.1
 Last maintained 2014 12/15/2015
Polallie Ridge
1309
 No info 2016  
Rachel Lake
1313

 Last Maintained 2015

Snow bound at lake and beyond

06/06/2016
Red Mountain
1330
Not maintained in 2014.  
Red Top
1364.1
Steep with loose gravel. 06/15/2016
Robin Lakes
1376.1
 Last Maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Little Salmon La Sac
1325
Not maintained in 2014  
Sasse Mountain
1340
Not maintained in 2014  
Scatter Creek
1328
Not maintained in 2014  
North Scatter Creek
1328.1
Not maintained in 2014  
Sculpture Rock
1397
 Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Shoestring Lake
1385

Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized.

06/15/2016
Snowshoe Ridge
1368
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized. 06/15/2016
Spade Lake
1337
Not maintained in 2014  
Spectacle Lake
1306
  Last Maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Spinola Creek
1310.1
  Last Maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Stafford Creek
1359
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to Navaho Pass 06/05/2016
Standup Creek
1369
 Trail is very brushy with thin and exposed sections of tread dangerous for stock.  Abundant blowdown. 06/20/2016
Stirrup Lake
1338
Not maintained in 2014  
Swauk Discovery
1335
 Last Maintained 2015 12/15/2015
Table Mountain
1209
 Open, not yet maintained. 06/15/2016
North Fork Taneum
1377
Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized to Taneum Shelter. 06/17/2016
South Fork Taneum
1367
Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/17/2016
Taneum Spur
1377.1
Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/20/2016
Taneum Lake
1380
Not maintained in 2014  
Taneum Ridge
1363
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 05/30/2016
Teanaway Ridge
1364
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/20/2016
Middle Fork
Teanaway

1393

Open, not yet maintained

CAUTION  High Water Numerous River Crossings

06/20/2016
West Fork
Teanaway

1353

Open, not yet maintained.

06/15/2016
Thorp Creek
1316
  Last Maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Tired Creek
1317
 Last Maintained 2015  12/15/2015
Trail Creek
1322
 Last Maintained 2015  7/15/2015
Tucker Creek
1341.1
Not maintained in 2014  No trail access due to private land.  
Waptus River
1310
 Blowdown removed and maintained to the 5 mile point.  Hour Creek and other fords running swift. Passable to lake for stock and hikers.  06/20/2016
Waptus Pass
1329
  Blowdown removed and maintained to the junction with Escondido Lake No 1320.  06/23/2016
Way Creek
1235

Open, not yet maintained.

06/15/2016
Wilson Creek
1387
 Blowdown removed, maintained and open to motorized 06/15/2016
Yellow Hill
1222

Open, not yet maintained.

06/15/2016

4WD and ATV Trails

4WD and ATV trails are designed and maintained for short wheel-based 4WD vehicles (such as Jeeps). Difficulty levels change according to and are dependent on operator skill level, type of vehicle, trail conditions and weather. It is very important that the user obtains and carries a Cle Elum Ranger District ORV map when venturing on these trails. Please contact the Cle Elum Ranger District if you have any questions about ORV trails, regulations and information on specific trails.

In addition to the district's ATV trail (ATV 30), ATV's are allowed on all 4x4 trails. It is not legal to operate ATV's on Forest Service roads. Motorized cross-country travel off roads and trails is prohibited.

Current MAP of Open / Closed Motorized Trails

Trail Name and Number

 

Current Status

 

Date
Taneum Manastash Area
4W 306
Manastash Ridge
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line. 05/17/2016
4W 307
Tripod Flat
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line. 05/17/2016
4W308
Shoestring

Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line.

05/17/2016
4W309
String
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line. 05/17/2016
4W310
Frost
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line. 05/17/2016
4W311
Buck Meadows
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line. 05/17/2016
4W328
Wells Meadow
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line. 05/17/2016
4W330
Tipover
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line. 05/17/2016
ATV30
Bucky
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. Do not go beyond snow line. 05/17/2016
     
     

 

Trail Name and Number

 

Current Status

 

Date
Cle Elum Valley Teanaway Area
4W301
Fortune Creek
Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2106 12/15/2015
4W302
Van Epps
Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2106 12/15/2015
4W303
Van Epps Loops
Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2106 12/15/2015
4W304
Hawkins Mountain Mines
Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2106 12/15/2015
4W305
Mine to Market
Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2106 12/15/2015
Swauk / Table Mountain Area
4W315
Nealy Creek
Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2106 12/15/2015
4W316
Ragan
Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2106 12/15/2015
4W318
First Creek
Open for motorized use 05/07//2016
4W319
Crystal Ridge

Open for motorized use below FS 3507

05/07/2016
4W320
Hidden Gulch
Open for motorized use 05/07/2016
4W321
Pit Overlook
Open for motorized use 05/07/2016
4W323
Wildcat Gulch
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. 05/17/2016
4W324
Guard Station
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. . 05/17/2016
4W325
Baker Ridge

Open to motorized use May 17, 2016.

05/17/2016
4W326
Mill Gulch
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. 05/17/2016
4W327
Baker Creek
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. 05/17/2016
4W329
Tuff Ridge
Open for motorized use 05/07/2016
4W332
Lion Gulch
Open for motorized use 05/07/2016

4W334                          Hole in Rock

Open for motorized use 05/07/2016
4W336                    Pole Open for motorized use 05/07/2016

4W337              Skipper

Open for motorized use 05/07/2016
4W339                   Billy Goat Gulch Open for motorized use 05/07/2016
4W340
Baker Tie
Open to motorized use May 17, 2016. 05/17/2016

 

The Cle Elum ORV map is available as a download HERE. Or call with a Visa or Mastercard, or stop by the Cle Elum Ranger District office M-F 8:00 12:00 or 1:15 to 4:00. We are located at 803 W 2nd in Cle Elum on. Or mail a check to:

Attention: ORV Map
Cle Elum Ranger District
803 West Second
Cle Elum, WA. 98922

Make the check payable to DYNW in the amount of $4.32 for each ORV map purchased