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      The Kettle Crest is a trail system running 40+ miles along the spine of the Kettle range in NE WA state. As a system, the Kettle Crest trail forms the backbone, with most rides consisting of climbing to attain the crest, riding along the crest for some period, and then descending via another trail. Terrain covered by the Kettle Crest Trail varies widely, from dry, grassy slopes at the South end, to burned over areas in a variety of phases of recovery, to dense forests more typical of Western WA. Many times merely crossing from one side of the ridge to another will dramatically change the landscape and views.

      Trails are typically lightly used primitive singletrack, ranging from smooth and flowy to rocky chunk.

      This is the most extensive backcountry trail system in WA that is nonmotorized, yet also not designated Wilderness, making it a very unique riding experience for WA mountain bikers. Please help protect this area from those who would like to designate it as Wilderness and thereby eliminate mountain bike use.
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      Caution on Oct 13, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      44
      Total Distance
      94 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      44 miles
      Total Descent
      26,425 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,136 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,792 ft
      Reports
      83
      Photos
      45
      Ridden Counter
      185

      Photos of Kettle Crest Mountain Bike

      3 |
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 1:53pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      Kettle Crest Trail - Stickpin...
      5 |
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      Old Stage (East Side)
      4 |
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 1:44pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      Old Stage (East Side)
      4 |
      Oct 9, 2018 @ 1:44pm
      Oct 9, 2018
      Kettle Crest Trail - Old Stage...
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      Videos of Kettle Crest Mountain Bike

      Jungle Hill
      5:32 | 347 | Aug 8, 2010
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      Kettle Crest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Jungle Hill loop from Campground with Bonus
      20 miles
      Old Stage/Copper Butte/Jungle Hill
      13 miles
      Sherman Peak/Snow Peak Cabin loop
      8 miles
      Taylor Ridge - full route
      29 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1159290colvilletrailLower Taylor RidgeThe tread width on lower Taylor Ridge just...
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 9:50am
      Oct 22, 2018
      user #1560523andmckintrailLower Taylor RidgeRode on September 30, trail is in great shape....
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 8:23pm
      Oct 2, 2018
      user #833443PatbrowntrailLambert TrailNot much of a trail here. More of a choose...
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 12:14pm
      Jul 30, 2018
      user #1058741jmahlertrailSherman TieFun ride from the campground if you get...
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 9:52pm
      Jul 17, 2018
      user #447034TimRidesBikestrailUpper Taylor RidgeRode it this past weekend at kettle fest....
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 9:56am
      Jul 16, 2018
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      user #1638096RyGuy360addphoto in My City
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