Elk Trap Springs Trail #1319


The Elk Trap Springs Trail begins at Naneum Rim Trail #1234 and ends at Table Mtn Trail #1209. This trail is used to connect the two trails. Connecting with other area trails this can make for scenic dayhiking. Expect to share the trail with horses and occasionally motorbikes.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed to motorized use until June 15, 2019
Operational Hours: Seasonal Closure Closed to motorized use October 15 through June 15
Fees No fee.
Open Season: Early July - Late October
Usage: Medium
Best Season: August-September
Busiest Season: During hunting season
Restrictions: Motorized use is limited to trail bikes.
Closest Towns: Ellensburg
Passes: Northwest Forest Pass not required where trail crosses Road 9712.

General Information


From Cle Elum, WA travel east / northeast on Highway10 E/ 970 E. Continue to follow Highway 970 E for 9.7 miles. Continue onto Highway 97 N for 14.2 miles to Blewett Pass. Turn right onto Forest Road 9716. Travel about 2.5 miles, turn left (east) on Forest Road 9712 and travel 5 miles to where the trail crosses the road.

General Notes:

No official trailhead, trail mostly connects other trails to form loop opportunities.



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Horse Riding & Camping

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Horse Riding

Popular and pleasant area for loop rides.  Camping nearby at the Ken Wilcox Horseamp.

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

OHV Riding & Camping

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