Wilson Rim Ski Trails
The Wilson Rim ski trails sit at about 5500 ' on Table Mt., just north of Ellensburg. This system of trails and a small ski hut are maintained by the Ellensburg X-C Ski Club with the assistance of the US Forest Service. The Wilson Rim Vicinity Map below shows the location of these trails with respect to Ellensburg and Cle Elum.
In mid-winter there's a problem with access to the trails and hut because the Reecer Cr. Rd. is used as a groomed snowmobile route and is closed to wheeled vehicles as soon as there's enought snow for grooming. The best time to get up to the Wilson Rim area is in spring, after the snow has melted off the Reecer Rd. and the snowmobiles are gone. Once the switchbacks are bare of snow and the "Road Closed" sign has been taken down by the FS, you can drive up as far as the snow level will allow and then head out on skis for the hut and trails.
The following map shows the Reecer Cr. Rd. from the winter snopark to the ski hut. In early spring it is possible to drive this road at least as far as Garrison Springs. It's best to park as soon as the snow on the road get at all deep and start skiing from that point rather than pushing on and risking getting stuck.
This map shows trails north of the ski hut in red. The blue line marks the Reecer Cr. Rd.
This map shows the Wilson Rim trail loop which runs south from the ski hut.