Ragan Way

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Ellensburg, Washington (Kittitas County)
Last Updated: 11/18/2021

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Ragan Way is one of the off-road trails that shows the ferocity of the wildfires that ravaged the Liberty area in the summer of 2012, burning over 42,000 acres of the 259,000 acres that burned that summer. The Table Mountain fire was one of the worst fires this area has seen since the Great Fire of 1910. Sitting high atop the western-most ridge of the very scenic Table Mountain, this trail is a great scenic connector from the northern entrance to the FS roads that access the southern side trails, to include leading you to the preferred route (west) on Crystal Ridge Trail.

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Visited: 09/26/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Trail was open and clear as of 26 Sep 22. Trail bed was very dry and dusty, with slight concern for potential to start grass fires - carry extinguishers and initial suppressions supplies. This is a fun and laid back trail winding through old fire scars while providing nice views and occasionally ducking into more mature lodgepole stands. It is rocky in spots so airing down is desirable. The trail is quite tight in spots, even for a Jeep Gladiator - full size vehicles not recommended and likely may not fit without trimming additional wood off of windfall. At the entrance of the trail from FSR 3521 is a gulley that may be difficult for stock height SUV's or those with longer overhang of a front bumper or rear bed. No scraping occurred for a stock '22 JTR. One trail casualty, a minor scuff on a fender, occurred due to tightness of a corner and a hidden Joe Poke. At the intersect of FSR 113, trail does continue past waypoint 4 until it intersect W4-315 near FSR 35.
Trail Review: Ragan Way - Chad
Trail Review: Ragan Way - Chad
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Seasonal Closure
Visited: 11/18/2021

This trail is closed for the season! See you in 2022!

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