Some of the wonder found in Central Washington is right at your feet — in the rocks and minerals! Discover rock hounding in Central Washington: crystals, agate, and jasper, and more. Also, be on the lookout for petrified wood found in Ginkgo Petrified Forest, Umptanum Ridge, and more.
Explore Washington’s physical, cultural, and historic features in Central Washington!
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First Creek Trail
Operating Dates- May 16 – October 31
High Valley Ranch
Crystals and Agate have been reported at Lion Rock. This area is bounded by Table Mountain to the east and the upper reaches of First Creek, Boulder Creek, Cougar Gulch and ridges to the west, the upper Swauk Creek to the north and Garrison Springs to the south.
Manastash Ridge Trail
Manastash Ridge Trail is 4 miles out and back, located near Ellensburg. The trail is primarily used for birding, hiking & trail running and is accessible year-round. Quartz, Zeolites, Agate, Jasper, and Calcite can be discovered here.
Reecer Creek is a small body of water in Ellensburg. Here, there are traces of Crystals, Agate, and Jasper.
Saddle Mountain stands tall between the deep and broad canyon of Lower Crab Creek Coulee and the deep basin of the mighty Columbia River. Discover Opalized wood, Bog, Limbs, and Logs here!
Agate can be found at Table Mountain, one of the most spectacular landmarks of the Columbia River Gorge.