Manastash Lake Trail #1350

Area Status: Not Cleared

Trail begins at Manastash Trailhead and ends at Manastash Lake.

From the trailhead, the trail climbs gradually through several large clearcuts. At 1 mile, there’s a junction with Plantation Trail 1350.2 which heads west for about 0.7 mile to a connect with a 4x4 trail, 4W307. Trail 1350 continues toward Lost Lake, leaving logged areas about 0.5 mile before reaching Lost Lake. It skirts the shore of Lost Lake, climbs onto a plateau, and winds its way through thick forest to Manastash Lake. It follows the west shore of the lake for about 0.25 mile, then climbs a series of switchbacks (constructed in 2000) to trail’s end on Manastash
Ridge and a junction with 4W694 (Naches Ranger District.)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed to motorized use yearly April 15 - June 15. 
Operational Hours: 2019 Update Trail open to motorized use June 07 2019
Fees $5/Vehicle/day or Recreation Pass required. Day passes available at Riders Camp. Discover Pass is not valid on National Forest lands.
Best Season: Spring,Summer,Fall
Closest Towns: Ellensburg,WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet

General Information


From I-90 Exit 101 west of Ellensburg, travel south and southeast on Thorp Highway for 2 miles. Turn right onto Cove Road and continue 4 miles to Manastash Road. Turn right and follow Manastash Road to the end of the pavement. Continue on Forest Road 3100 to spur road 114 and follow it to the trailhead.



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Difficulty Level: Moderate


Difficulty Level: Moderate

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