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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

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,726
      State Ranking
      #60
      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
      19
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      34

      Photos of North Kettle Crest Mountain Bike

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      1 |
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:02pm
      2 days
      Upper Taylor Ridge, Colville
      7 |
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 7:57am
      Jun 14, 2018
      Upper Taylor Ridge, Colville
      5 |
      Jun 13, 2018 @ 8:49pm
      Jun 13, 2018
      Upper Taylor Ridge, Colville
      26 |
      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

      Recent Comments

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      user #447034TimRidesBikestrailUpper Taylor RidgeRode it this past weekend at kettle fest....
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 9:56am
      2 days
      user #1159290colvilletrailUpper Taylor RidgeThanks for your comments! where was the downed...
      Jul 1, 2018 @ 10:20am
      Jul 1, 2018
      user #628771ducttapethenbeertrailUpper Taylor RidgeThanks to everyone who has put in the love to...
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 8:51pm
      Jun 30, 2018
      user #1394467tgoreportUpper Taylor RidgeA group of us heading from Grand Forks down to...
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 11:56am
      Jun 21, 2018
      user #1159290colvillereportLower Taylor RidgeTaylor is open and ready for an Epic...
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 3:16pm
      Jun 9, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1159290colvilleaddreportUpper Taylor Ridge
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:02pm
      2 days
      user #972656ACreeaddreportKettle Crest Trail - Taylor Ridge to Boulder Creek and 2 more
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 10:26am
      2 days
      user #447034TimRidesBikescommenttrailUpper Taylor Ridge
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 9:56am
      2 days
      user #1058741jmahleraddreportKettle Crest Trail - Taylor Ridge to Boulder Creek and 2 more
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:31am
      2 days
      user #1058741jmahleraddridelogJul 16, 2018 ride log
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:28am
      2 days
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Boulder Creek Summit Trail 14.5 km
      Central Kettle Crest 3 12 18.9 km
      Ferry County Rail Trail 32 511.1 km
      Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park 114.8 km
      South Kettle Crest 8 217.9 km
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