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Explore the best rated trails in Ellensburg, WA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Powerhouse Canal Pathway and Cowiche Canyon Trail. With more than 7 trails covering 4084 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Very pleasant walk
We rode about 9 miles to Naches today. Very nice trail, well maintained. Nice little antique store in Naches.Not one pile of anything on the trail! Going to ride the other part tomorrow.
A nice ride. The hub is a good place to start.
Rode different sections of this trail in our cross country trip on recumbent trikes. We had difficulty sinking in the sand, thick gravel , getting stuck several times and got stuck in thick mud. If it had appropriate surface, it could be a premiere trail.
Tried to start at the southern end but trail washed out. Had to drive to main park to start. Pretty tra but bumpy.
We took electric scooters and did 16miles of this trail was so beautiful seen 6 deer 5 turkeys will glad go back and explore more
Our family group ranged in age from eight to seventy-two. We spotted a car near Garcia and began our trip at Hyak. On a near 90 degree day, the tunnel was a cool and inviting place. We learned the hard way that our lights were inadequate. A good bike mounted light would have made this leg of the trip more enjoyable.
We found the surface of the trail gravel too course to ride comfortably even with our down hill direction on the trail. The loose coarse aggregate did push our front wheels sideways from time to time which required a lot of concentration. That hindered our enjoyment of the scenery.
Overall, we had a good time on the trail until the end. The road to the Garcia connection to the trail was is such poor condition that we chose not to risk damage to our cars and parked about a mile away. That road back to the parked car was extremely difficult to travel on a bike with two of us losing control of our bikes with one set of scuffed knees and elbows. This could be a trail that makes the hall of fame if the State of Washington would provide a better surface.
Make sure you read the signs for detours & street crossing. People are very friendly and the scenery is nice, lots of people out fishing along the way.
Had a nice walk today, I really liked the cleanliness of the trail and the rock features. There was also a path you could take to a local winery which I saw a few people coming down from. Saw several critters, birds, and even a fairly large baby bullsnake on the path. He was as startled by me as I was by him LOL. Not too hard of a trail, and the 9 bridges were a nice added touch.
Love this trail!
The trail is still washed out south of the Arboretum. It’s a little tricky to find the trail at the Arboretum. Nice views of the river. Not too many people.
This is an awesome ride from the westernmost start at Rattlesnake Ledge all the way to the Renslow Trestle east of Ellensburg.
There's a few miles around Easton where someone in their "infinite wisdom" put the gravel on the trail so heavy that it made riding difficult, but it's doable.
Then there's the sand that the Army spread claiming "habitat restoration" from the Renslow Trestle across the last 20 miles to the Columbia River totally destroys the joy. Right, pure sand... does the Army think this is the Saharan Desert? To me, it seems pretty clear the Army did that in hopes to discourage bikers from crossing that section - you'll need fat tires to have any hope to ride it, and even then it will be a battle.
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