Central Washington

Biking

Let’s get our hearts pumpin’! Head to Cle Elum on an afternoon and check out this 11.5 mile ride!  With an elevation gain of nearly 2,500 feet this one will be a challenge.

Badger Pocket Loop sends you along some great views of the countryside that are seldom seen. The trail begins behind Central Washington University at the corner of 18th Ave. and D Street. It heads out Walnut, which becomes Airport Road, and then drops down into a great farmland ride.

This trail makes for a good day hike. The trail reveals lots of flowers in the summer in a dry alpine environment. It is also a popular trail for climbers heading up to Mount Stuart. The trail is 13 miles long and is a tough hike to the top.

Explore this 7.4-mile round-trip trail in the vicinity of Ellensburg, Washington. Widely recognized as a demanding path, it typically requires around 3 hours and 23 minutes to finish. Ideal for hiking, mountain biking, and running, this trail offers a secluded experience, with minimal encounters with other individuals during your exploration.

This trail makes for a great hike or bike along old roads and trails through the forest. It is excellent in the spring after the snow melts off. It also makes for a wonderful snowshoe trek in the winter.

Located at the head of Lake Cle Elum along the Cle Elum River, this campground offers 23 trailer and/or tent sites and a reservable group site with a capacity of 55+ people. Activities include fishing, boating on the lake, and hiking nearby trails including Howson Creek Trail No. 1349 for hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking.

The Coal Mines trail is a mellow hike from Cle Elum, through Roslyn and on to Ronald with views of many different coal mining remains. This trail is great for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and running.his interpretive trail is the original trail that the coal miners took to the mines!