Shoestring Lake Trail #1385

Area Status: Not Cleared

The Shoestring Lake Trail begins at Forest Road 3100 and ends at Shoestring Jeep Trail #4W308.

At 0.25 mile from the trailhead, 1385 reaches a junction with South Manastash Trail 1386.1, which is 2.2 miles long and heads east to link up with Keenan Meadows Trail 1386 near Manastash Campground. Trail 1385 continues through a clearcut (1960) and goes along South Fork Manastash and continues to climb
to trail’s end at Shoestring 4x4 Trail 4W308.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed to motorized use yearly April 15 - June 15. 
Operational Hours: Closed to motorized use April 15 - June 15
Fees $5/Vehicle/day or Recreation Pass required at trailhead. Day Passes available at Manastash campground. Discover Pass not valid on National Forest land.

General Information


From I-90 Exit 101 west of Ellensburg, travel south and southeast on Thorp Highway for two miles, take a right onto Miller Road and follow it to the junction with Robinson Canyon Road, where Miller changes to Cove Road. Follow Cove Road to the junction with Manastash Road and turn right and follow Manastash Road to the end of the pavement. Continue on Forest Road 3100 approximately 3 miles beyond Buck Meadows to the trailhead.


There is a developed trailhead with toilet, and parking for 10+ vehicles.

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Difficulty Level: Moderate

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