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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 Jul 16, 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
      78
      Photos
      30
      Ridden Counter
      168

      Photos of Kettle Crest Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 15, 2018
      Kettle Crest Trail - Stickpin...
      trail: Jungle Hill
      6 |
      Aug 30, 2018 @ 12:44pm
      Aug 30, 2018
      Jungle Hill, Colville
      6 |
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:05pm
      Jul 15, 2018
      Midnight Ridge, Republic
      11 |
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 5:29pm
      Jul 14, 2018
      Old Stage (West Side)
      more photos »

      Videos of Kettle Crest Mountain Bike

      Jungle Hill
      5:32 | 341 | Aug 8, 2010
      more videos »

      Kettle Crest Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      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 #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
      user #994838raybirksreportSouth Kettle Crest Trail - To Barnaby ButtesOne tree down
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 11:24pm
      Jul 15, 2018
      user #435027allieevanstrailSherman Peak Loop EastEnjoyed this descent! Should definitely ride...
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 1:18pm
      Jul 6, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1630578pkubikaddphoto at Kettle Crest Trail - Stickpin to Ryan Cabin in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 15, 2018
      user #357934gmkayakeraddridelogSep 13, 2018 ride log
      Sep 13, 2018 @ 3:00pm
      Sep 13, 2018
      user #611761markhollowayupdateregionRepublic
      Sep 10, 2018 @ 6:25am
      Sep 10, 2018
      user #1222129nvhutch04riddentrailUpper Sherman Tie and 4 more
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 4:56pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      user #1222129nvhutch04riddentrailSherman Peak Loop West and 4 more
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 4:55pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      view more »
      • By brenthillier NSMBA Plus & contributors
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