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Manastash Ridge - Prater Trail

Snoqualmie Region

Part of the trail system at Manastash Ridge, the Prater trail allows hikers to make loops or alternate routes for the more well-known Westberg Trail. Continue reading

Location

Snoqualmie Region -- Salmon La Sac/Teanaway
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Elevation

Highest Point: 3580 ft.

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

Part of the trail system at Manastash Ridge, the Prater trail allows hikers to make loops or alternate routes for the more well-known Westberg Trail. 

From the parking area on Cove Road, head straight up and around the gate and shortly cross a small footbridge over an irrigation channel. This is the only water you'll see on your hike, and you won't want to drink it, so be sure to carry all you'll need. 

There's also a sign here, which helps you get an idea of how the trail system works together. Follow the Prater trail (which lies west of the Westberg trail) on a fairly gradual incline. 

Halfway through your hike, the grade kicks up a notch, and the trail becomes much steeper, following a ridgeline and heading straight for the top. In the woods below the summit, the trail becomes even steeper, switchbacking tightly before you pop out onto the summit.

Catch your breath and enjoy the view from the top before heading back down.

Manastash Ridge - Prater Trail

Map & Directions

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 road.

 

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