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      The Kettle Crest Trail North is the backbone of the Kettle Crest Trail System and is part of the 44 mile- long Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. Twenty other trails connect into it, and virtually the entire trail offers impressive scenic views of diverse habitat in the region. In many spots along trail, there are panoramic views of the Kettle River Valley both to the East and the West.

      There are no campsites with water on the Crest, so if you are hiking the whole trail, you should consider access to the main trail from a side trail for overnight camping. The side trails also make convenient loops for hiking the trail in sections.

      Lack of human development means that the Kettle Range has some of the best remaining wildlife habitat in Eastern Washington. Hikers may spot cougar, moose, mule deer and black bear. In the summer months, an impressive number of wildflowers grace the meadows along the trail.
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      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #1,047
      State Ranking
      #19
      Trails
      11
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      10,095 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,166 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,821 ft
      Reports
      2
      Photos
      1

      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Lower Taylor Ridge
      Feb 12, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Feb 12, 2018
      This trail was closed by the FS years ago...
      Stickpin
      Jul 23, 2017 @ 7:25pm
      Jul 23, 2017
      Kettle Crest from the south is in very...

      Photos of North Kettle Crest Mountain Bike

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      Feb 12, 2018 @ 9:41am
      Feb 12, 2018
      Kettle Crest Trail - Taylor...
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      North Kettle Crest Mountain Bike Routes

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      Ryan Cabin/Stickpin Trail Loop
      6 miles
      Taylor Ridge Trail #74
      13 miles

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