Overview Manastash Ridge is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Ellensburg, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for birding, hiking & trail running and is accessible year-round. Reviews Photos Tracks Anthony Stringham (101) 10 months ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews I've hike this trail several times now and still see new things . It is a very popular fitness trail for locals so expect to meet several. The Boyscout trail offers some wooded areas and switch backs and is less populated so I prefer it, but I still think of this as more of a training trail than a true nature hike. It is fairly steep at points and is perfect for breaking in those early spring legs. Shelly Sansaver (102) over 1 year ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews The directions linked with this trailhead are incorrect. The trailhead is actually off Manastash Road (turn south onto Cove Road) and into the parking area. This hike is very popular with the Ellensburg community and rare is the day that you don't meet other hikers along the way. There are two ways up to the ridge, the more open and steep trail which crosses the irrigation canal, or the Boy Scout Trail which parallels the canal initially then heads up and into a more covered trail to the top.