Outdoor Activities Near Ellensburg Apartments for Rent
If you like nature, there are a plethora of outdoor activities near our Ellensburg apartments for rent just waiting to be explored including trails, parks, and more. No matter the season, Ellensburg, WA, has something for everyone.
Take a ride on one of the many bike trails and bike-friendly roads in Kittitas County. The Manastash Metric is a 50-kilometer scenic route on the west side of the valley. Travel along the winding Yakima River and marvel at the views!
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail is just behind the Thorp Fruit Stand off exit 101 from route 90. This trail is wide and well-worn, easy for first-timers. You’ll see rivers, forest, and even desert land on this trail. While more popular for biking, you can hike, cross-country ski, dog sled, and even horseback ride.
If fishing is your activity of choice, the Yakima River is stocked with Rainbow, Steelhead and Cutthroat trout. While summer is the best time to fish, fishermen come to the river year-round. You’ll need a vehicle-use permit; free with the purchase of a fishing or hunting license. You can also purchase a Watchable Wildlife Decal package for your vehicle-use permit.
If you’re looking for other outdoor activities near Ellensburg apartments for rent, you can try golfing, rock hounding, or visiting parks. The Ellensburg Golf & Country Club is a 9-hole course that includes a restaurant, bar, pro shop, locker room, driving range and putting green. It’s semi-private so you can pay a daily fee or buy a membership.
Thanks to a layer of basalt lava north of Ellensburg, blue agates are prevalent in the area. The Ellensburg Agate and Bead Shop is a favorite among rock enthusiasts offering Ellensburg, Blue Agate jewelry, lapidary and beading supplies. If you’d rather find your own rocks, Red Top in Ellensburg is a scenic area with incredible views of the Stuart Range. Agates, crystal, and geodes are found in this region along with great hiking trails.
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