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Sherman Pass Snowshoe Loop

Eastern Washington


Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range
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6.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 1000 ft.


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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit

This is reportedly the highest Sno-Park in the state (5,575 feet). This ungroomed area has a nice loop route with superb snowshoe opportunities to the south of the pass just off Highway 20 in the Northeast corner of the state.

Accessed from the Kettle Crest Trailhead, this trail connects with Kettle Crest South Trail #13 on the North and South of Sherman Peak. It provides an opportunity for a 6 mile loop.Views from the trail stretch from Canada, Columbia River Valley, Okanogan Highlands, and the Southern end of the Kettle Mountain Range.

Some previous snowshoe experience helpful. Some winter survival skills recommended (basic knowledge of avalanche evaluation, emergency shelter construction, etc.). Make sure that someone in your party is well versed in routefinding, avalanche avoidance, and avalanche rescue techniques.

For info, visit the Colville National Forest or call (509)738-7700. Sno-Park pass required.


Sherman Pass Snowshoe Loop

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.6049, -118.4699 Open map in new window


Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

Sherman Pass (#82)

Colville National Forest, Sullivan Lake Ranger District

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Getting There

Northwest of Colville. Highway 395 to Highway 20 west for 23 miles to Sherman Pass. Parking on north side.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Sno-Parks Permit

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