West Ash Trailhead

Area Status: Open
Photo of a primitive trailhead and sign in a grassy area..

The trailhead located on the east side of West Ash Road provides access to the Pine Ridge Trail heading east. There is a small parking area, but no services are available. Camping is available ¼ mile to the north at the West Ash Picnic area

Pine Ridge Trail is a non-motorized trail open to mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Hikers should carry water as water supplies are few and far between.  

Distances to the following areas include:

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
  • Certified noxious weed-free hay/feed is required on national forest lands.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on Pine Ridge Trail. 
Closest Towns: Chadron, NE
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine Ridge Ranger District (308) 432-0300

General Information


From Crawford, NE travel east on West Ash Creek Road approximately 10.5 miles to the Trailhead, located on the east side of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

1/4 mile to the West Ash Picnic Area

Fees: None.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

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