Cle Elum Ranger District


Peak and lake in Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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

2012 Flood Repair Projects  [PDF: 6 pages, 800 kb]

The two links below are for map sets of ORV trails on Cle Elum Ranger District. See seasonal closure information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See the Cle Elum Ranger District <a href="/detail/okawen/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5308230">Recreation/Roads Report </a>
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in designated wilderness areas.
Closest Towns: Cle Elum, WA
Passes: Some trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check our Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.
Information Center: Office contact: Cle Elum Ranger District

General Information


803 W. 2nd Street
Cle Elum, WA 98922
(509) 852-1100
Fax: (509) 674-3800



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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Cle Elum Ranger District

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Cle Elum Ranger District

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Areas for Viewing Scenery at Cle Elum Ranger District

OHV Riding & Camping

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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