Cle Elum Ranger District, Trails

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NOTE: Cle Elum Ranger District Trails are closed to motorized use until June 15 annually - Unless Posted Open.

UPDATE: The Liberty Jeep Trail System opened to motorized use on SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015. Table Mt trails remain closed to motorized use until June 15. 

Taneum Junction Trail Update: Trails 1326 Cle Elum Ridge is open to junction with FS Road 114, 1377 North Fork Taneum, 1378 Fishhook Flats, 1363 Taneum Ridge, 1367 South Fork Taneum, 1227 Gooseberry Flat, and 1347 Hoyt are now open for motorized use. 

Manastash Trails: Only 4W 311 and 4W311.1 are open for motorized use.

 

The Timber Tiger kids loop and Icewater Campground kids loops are also open.

BACKPACKERS: Even though winter 2014/15 has record low snow accumulation, trails on the Cle Elum Ranger District remain snow covered and trailheads remain inaccessible due closed roads. Trails remain open year around for non-motorized use. If you venture out, be prepared for winter travel conditions. Carry avalanche beacons, probes, shovels, leave a trip plan with a trusted person, carry the 10 essintials.

NOTE: Trails shown as closed or closed to motorized use remain open to non motorized use throughout the year. 

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

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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

Mostly snow covered. Creek crossings high.

03/30/2015
Beverly Turnpike
1391
   
Big Creek
1341
Not maintained in 2014  
Upper Big Creek
1388.2

Not maintained in 2014

 
Blazed Ridge
1333
   
Blowout Mountain
1318
   
Blue Creek
1364.2
   
Boulder-De Roux
1392
   
South Fork Boulder
1392.7
Not maintained in 2014  
Cathedral Pass
1345
   
Cle Elum Ridge
1326
Open from Taneum Junction Trailhead to FS Road 4510 114.  4/24/2015
Cooper River
1311
Snow near Cooper Lake.  Several logs across trail.  03/30/2015
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
   
Deception Pass
1376
   
Domerie Peak
1308
Not maintained in 2014  
Drop Creek Spur
1371.1
Closed to motorized use until June 15 10/15/2014
Dutch Miller Gap
1362
   
Easton Ridge
1212
Not maintained in 2014  
Elsnor Mine
1392.8
Not maintained in 2014  
Escondido Lake
1320
   
Esmerelda Basin
1394
Snowbound. 03/30/2015
First Creek
1374
Closed to motorized use east or above Forest Service Road 3507 until June 15 10/15/2014
Fishhook Flat
1378
Opens to motorized use Sunday April 19, 2015 04/17/15
French Cabin Creek
1305
   
Frost Mountain
1366
Closed to motorized use until June 15  01/28/2015
Gooseberry Flat
1227
 Opens to motorized use Sunday April 19, 2015   4/17/15
Granite Creek
1326.1
Not maintained in 2014  
Grass Camp
1219
Closed to motorized use. 10/15/2014
Greek Creek Basin
1321.2

Not maintained in 2014

 
Hereford Meadows
1207
Closed to motorized use until June 15 10/17/14
Hex Mountain
1343
   
Howard Creek
1372
Closed to Motorized use until June 15 10/15/2014
Howson Creek
1349
Not maintained in 2014  
Hoyt
1347
 Open to motorized use 4/24/15
Ingalls Way
1390
Snowbound 03/30/2015
Iron Creek
1351
 Closed to motorized use until June 15   6/23/14
Iron Peak
1399
  10/17/2014
John Wayne
1382
Consult Washington State Parks for latest conditions. 03/25/2014
Johnson Medra
1383

 

  6/23/14
Jolly Creek
1355

Not maintained in 2014

 
Jolly Mountain
1307
 Closed to motorized use until June 15  7/20/2014
Jungle Creek
1383.1
   
Little Kachess
1312
   
Kachess Ridge
No Name Ridge

1315
  10/17/2014
Keenan Meadow
1386
 Closed to motorized use until June 15

 6/15/2014

Knox Creek
1315.1
  10/17/2014
Lightning Point
1377.2
Closed -- Not recommeneded due to tread damage 10/1/14
Little Creek Basin
1334
   
Lake Lillian
1332

 

 

 7/20/14
Lake Margaret
1332.1
   7/20/14
Lake Michael
1336
Not maintained in 2014  
Lake Vicente
1365
Not maintained in 2014  
Lemah Meadow
1323.2
   6/24/14
Longs Pass
1229
  10/17/2014
Little Joe Lake
1330.1
Not maintained in 2014  
Manastash Lake
1350
 
Closed to motorized until June 15 10/17/2014
Manastash Ridge
1388
Closed to motorized until June 15  
South Fork Manastash
1366.1
Closed to motorized until June 15  
Miller Peak
1379

Closed to motorized until June 15

10/14/2014
Mineral Creek
1331
  10/14/2014
Mirror Lake
1302
Not maintained in 2014  
Mount Catherine
1348
   
Mount Clifty
1321.1
Closed to motorized until June 15 10/14/2014
Mount Lillian
1601

Closed to motorized use until June 15

10/15/2014
Naneum Creek
1381
Closed to motorized use until June 15 10/15/2014
Naneum Meadow
1389
Closed to Motorized use until June 15 10/15/2014
Naneum Rim
1234
Closed to Motorized use until June 15 10/15/2014
Naneum-Wilson
1371
Closed to Motorized use untilJune 15 10/15/2014
North Ridge
1321
   
Old Ellensburg
1373
Closed to Motorized use until June 15 10/15/2014
Owhi Trail
1327
   
Owl Creek
1371.2
Closed to Motorized use until June 15 10/15/2014
Pete Lake
1323
   7/06/14 
Peggy's Pond
1375
Not maintained in 2014  
Pacific Crest North
2000
  10/01/2014
Pacific Crest South
2000
  10/14/2014
Paddy-Go-Easy Pass
1595.1
   
Paris Creek
1393.1
   
Polallie Ridge
1309
   7/15/2014
Rachel Lake
1313
  10/14/2014
Red Mountain
1330
Not maintained in 2014.  
Red Top
1364.1
Steep with loose gravel. 10/14/2014
Robin Lakes
1376.1
Not maintained in 2014  
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
   
Shoestring Lake
1385

Closed to motorized until June 15

 
Snowshoe Ridge
1368
Closed to motorized until June 15  
Spade Lake
1337
   
Spectacle Lake
1306
   
Spinola Creek
1310.1
   
Stafford Creek
1359
    6/23/14
Standup Creek
1369
   
Stirrup Lake
1338
Not maintained in 2014  
Swauk Discovery
1335
  10/14/2014
Table Mountain
1209
Closed to motorized use until June 15 10/15/2014
North Fork Taneum
1377
Open to Motorized Use from Taneum Junction to Trail 1367   4/24/15
South Fork Taneum
1367
Open to Motorized Use from Trailhead to Trail 1377   4/24/15
Taneum Spur
1377.1
Closed to motorized until June 15  
Taneum Lake
1380
Not maintained in 2014  
Taneum Ridge
1363
 Open to motorized use from Taneum Junction to trail 1367   4/24/15
Teanaway Ridge
1364
Closed to motorized until June 15  
Middle Fork
Teanaway

1393

Closed to motorized until June 15

 
West Fork
Teanaway

1353

Closed to motorized until June 15 2014

 
Thorp Creek
1316
   
Tired Creek
1317
   7/10/2014
Trail Creek
1322
   
Tucker Creek
1341.1
Not maintained in 2014  No trail access due to private land.  
Waptus River
1310
    7/3/14
Waptus Pass
1329
   7/6/4
Way Creek
1235
   
Wilson Creek
1387
Closed to Motorized Use  
Yellow Hill
1222

Closed to Motorized until June 15

 

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
Closed 12/01/2014
4W 307
Tripod Flat
Closed 12/01/2014
4W308
Shoestring

 

CLOSED

12/01/2014
4W309
String
Closed 12/01/2014
4W310
Frost
Closed 12/01/2014
4W311
Buck Meadows
Open 4/24/15
4W328
Wells Meadow
Closed 12/01/2014
4W330
Tipover
Closed 12/01/2014
ATV30
Bucky
Closed 12/01/2014
     
     

Trail Name and Number

 

Current Status

 

Date
Cle Elum Valley Teanaway Area
4W301
Fortune Creek
Closed 12/01/2014
4W302
Van Epps
Closed 12/01/2014
4W303
Van Epps Loops
Closed 12/01/2014
4W304
Hawkins Mountain Mines
Closed 12/01/2014
4W305
Mine to Market
Closed 12/01/2014
Swauk / Table Mountain Area
4W315
Nealy Creek
CLOSED to Mototized 10/15/2014
4W316
Ragan
CLOSED 10/15/2014
4W318
First Creek
Opens to motorized use Sunday April 19, 2105 4/17/15
4W319
Crystal Ridge

Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 Only the segment of trail west of, or below Forest Service Road 3507 is open.                   The segment east of FSR 3507 opens June 15. 

4/17/15
4W320
Hidden Gulch
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W321
Pit Overlook
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W323
Wildcat Gulch
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W324
Guard Station
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W325
Baker Ridge

Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015

 

4/17/15
4W326
Mill Gulch
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W327
Baker Creek
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W329
Tuff Ridge
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W332
Lion Gulch
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W336 Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15

4W337 Skippers Trail

 

Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15
4W340
Baker Tie
Opens to motorized use SUNDAY APRIL 19, 2015 4/17/15

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