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Kettle Crest South

Eastern Washington

Location

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range
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Length

5.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 6500 ft.

Rating

3.60 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2010
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 
 

The southern section of the 43-mile Kettle Crest National Recreation Trail begins on the White Mountain Trailhead and extends to Sherman Pass, passing by White Mountain, Barnaby Butte, Bald Mountain, Snow Peak, and Sherman Peak, and ambling through snags left from a 1988 forest fire.

The trail is complemented with a segment that forms the delightful 5.3-mile loop trip around Sherman Peak. Wildlife is abundant, including deer, coyotes, grouse, black bears, and songbirds, with signs of the elusive lynx. Listen for the shrill whistle of the varied thrush in the timber and the squeaks of pikas in the talus slopes. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife manages this region as a trophy mule deer area, which means it has a high ratio of mature bucks with antlers - four points or better on each side.

 

Kettle Crest South

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5012, -118.4212 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

Kettle Crest South (#13)

Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

USGS: Sherman Peak

Getting There

Directions to the Southern Trailhead: 
From Colville, take Hwy 20 west for about 23 miles, then turn left onto South Fork Sherman Creek Road for 6.5 miles. Take a slight left onto Barnaby Creek Road/NF-2014 for 0.5 miles. Then take a slight right to stay on Barnaby Creek Road for another 3.6 miles, then a slight right onto White Mountain Road for 4.3 miles until you arrive at the trailhead on the right. 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
 

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