Upcoming: EWE Manastash to Gallagher 4×4 Overland Trip – Aug 2023

EWE Manastash to Gallagher 4×4 Overland Trip

Manastash to Gallagher 4×4 Overland Trip
(Manastash Ridge to Gallagher Head Lake)

Hosted by Eastern Washington Expeditions
Monday August 7 2023 at 10 AM – Thursday August 10 2023

Eastern Washington Expeditions is hosting a “Manastash to Gallagher 4×4 Overland Trip” to explore the Manastash 4×4 Trails and Gallagher Head Lake Area 4×4 trails. We will camp on the trail for 3 nights. This event is free to attend but there are a limited number of rig spots available. So it is on a first-sign up basis after Club Members.


  • Monday July 10 we will meet in Cliffdell at 10 AM with full tanks of fuel. We will convoy up Chinook Pass and air down at FS1708 Milk Creek. We will spend the day on the Manastash Trails – 4W617 Lily Pond, 4W676 Kaner Flat, 4W306 Manastash Ridge, 4W309 String, 4W330 Tipover, 4W307 Tripod Flat, 4W308 Shoestring, 4W306 Manastash Ridge to Quarts Mountain. Some of these trails maybe ran the following day if we run out of time. We will camp on the trail.
  • Tuesday we will hit 4W311 Divide and then Forest Service roads. We will camp on the trail again.
  • Wednesday we will head toward Cle Elum and air up near the pavement. We will go into town and fuel up. Then convoy to Salmon La Sac and air down. We will take FS4330 Cle Elum Valley Road up and then take 4W301 Fortune Creek to Gallagher Lake to camp the night.
  • Thursday we may hit some other trails (4W304 Hawkin Mt., Van Epps 4W302) before heading home.

This a Free to attend event. You will need to bring your own rig, gear, and food. You will need money for fuel and some cash if we camp in a pay area. A Discover Pass maybe required at some stops.

REQUIREMENTS: You must have a working Street licensed 4 wheel drive to do this trip. Smaller rigs are required due to 4×4 trails may be tight. Please have a full tank of fuel, recovery gear, and cold weather gear. We are spending three nights on the trail so you will need to bring a tent, food, and supplies. Bring plenty of water and things you need to be safe from the sun. (A Discover Pass maybe required.)
NOTE: By signing up you are expected to follow the rules of the land and Tread Lightly. The roads/Trails can get soft this time of year. Spinning your tires intentionally on wet surfaces causes damage and is illegal. These actions have caused closures.

Cle Elum Ranger District ORV Map West
Yakima County Sheriff ORV Map


FUEL: Please have a full tank of fuel to start with in Cliffdell. We will top off in Cle Elum on Wednesday on the way to Gallagher Head Lake. You may want to bring extra fuel due to there is no place to get more until the 3rd day.

CAMPING: Bring what you would need to camp in the mountains. It could be very hot or cold in the day and cold at night. You may need to pay to camp.

FOOD: Bring enough food for 4 days and three nights. On this trip we may have the time to cook lunch for those who want to.

Click for 2021 EWE Nile to Cle Elum 4×4 Trip
Click for 2021 Gallagher Head Overland Trip

Contact us if you would like to attend. Please do not just show up out of the blue. If you would like to attend please use the Contact Us page. Space is limited.

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