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Manastash Ridge - Boy Scout Trail

Snoqualmie Region

One of many trails on Manastash Ridge, the Boy Scout trail allows hikers to create loops or alternate routes to the summit of Manastash Ridge. Continue reading

Location

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
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Highest Point: 3580 ft.

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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits

One of many trails on Manastash Ridge, the Boy Scout trail allows hikers to create loops or alternate routes to the summit of Manastash Ridge. 

Beginning from the trailhead at Cove Road, hike up the old jeep road and over an irrigation ditch. Here, there's a sign showing an incomplete map of the area. The Boy Scout trail is west of the Westberg Trail (Manastash's most popular route to the summit). 

Take the rightmost trail, and follow it along the base of a ridge. Soon come to another fork. The right trail here is the Prater Trail, while a left puts you on the Boy Scout Trail. Stay in the valley of a ravine, climbing gently through small stands of pines and into one known as the Grove of the Patriarchs. 

About a mile from the top, the trail makes a left in a grove of trees and heads up a hillside, climbing steeply to reach a ridge. From here, turn right. It's a straight shot along the right to the summit of Manastash Ridge. 

Manastash Ridge - Boy Scout Trail

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Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.9679, -120.6454 Open in Google Maps

Trailhead

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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Getting There

Coming from the east, drive I-90 to exit 109 and head north on Canyon Rd for a half-miles. Turn left onto Umtanum Road and follow west then south for 1.7 miles. Turn right on Manastash Road and follow for 3.6 miles and turn left on Cove Road and follow a short distance to parking on the right.

From the west, drive I-90, then take exit 101 (Thorp) and after exiting, turn south. Continue on the Thorp Hwy to Cove Road and turn right, driving south on Cove Road to its junction with Manastash Road. Continue straight, crossing Manastash Road, and in another hundred yards or so, find the large parking area along the righthand side of the soon-to-dead-end road.

 

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