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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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      Region Details
      • 6
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      • 9

      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 20, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      43 miles
      Total Descent
      9,562 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,735 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,103 ft
      Reports
      51
      Photos
      42
      Ridden Counter
      100

      Photos of North Kettle Crest Mountain Bike

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      93 |
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      Jun 29, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Kettle Crest Trail - Ryan Cabin to Taylor Ridge
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Oct 2, 2021
      UnknownTrees down across the trail, and bushes...smartelo
      Kettle Crest Trail - Taylor Ridge to Boulder Creek
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Oct 2, 2021
      VariableTrees down across the trail.smartelo
      Upper Taylor Ridge
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 3:52pm
      Aug 9, 2021
      Very Drybulldog fire is burning in this area...Bkinzel99
      Lower Taylor Ridge
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 3:51pm
      Aug 9, 2021
      Very Drybulldog fire is burning in this area. do...Bkinzel99
      Bulldog Cabin Road
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 6:00am
      Jun 9, 2021
      DryBkinzel99
      Stickpin
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Sep 6, 2020
      DryAreas of over grown vegetationchemistrybiker
      Ryan Cabin
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Sep 6, 2020
      IdealUSFS did work on the trail, good shapechemistrybiker
      Kettle Crest Trail - Stickpin to Ryan Cabin
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:02am
      Jul 12, 2019
      UnknownSuffering from lack of use post fire,...ACree
      Access Road
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 9:02am
      Jul 12, 2019
      DryACree

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #657927marnster68wishlistregionNorth Kettle Crest
      Jun 1, 2022 @ 6:39pm
      Jun 1, 2022
      user #1869189Brownpow7bwishlistregionNorth Kettle Crest
      May 21, 2022 @ 6:29pm
      May 21, 2022
      user #2992315bwatzinwishlisttrailKettle Crest Trail - Taylor Ridge to Boulder Creek
      Apr 25, 2022 @ 12:10pm
      Apr 25, 2022
      user #627246chuktAupdatetrailKettle Crest Trail - Taylor Ridge to Boulder Creek and 2 more
      Mar 30, 2022 @ 12:08pm
      Mar 30, 2022
      user #2723010K-PNTAcommentreportRyan Cabin
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 9:57am
      Jan 13, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2723010K-PNTAreportRyan CabinFYI: The Pacific Northwest Trail Association...
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 9:57am
      Jan 13, 2022
      user #1324018Bkinzel99reportLower Taylor RidgeEvergreen East has been maintaining this trail.
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 3:50pm
      Aug 9, 2021
      user #750245chickentomtomtrailKettle Crest Trail - Taylor Ridge to Boulder CreekTrail logged out, tread is in good shape.
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 6:19am
      Jul 8, 2020
      user #1152560JbelknaptrailStickpinDoesn't look like this trail has been ridden,...
      Jun 26, 2020 @ 2:22pm
      Jun 26, 2020
      user #1159290colvilletrailLower Taylor RidgeThe tread width on lower Taylor Ridge just...
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 9:50am
      Oct 22, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Central Kettle Crest 4 14 18.9 km
      Ferry County Rail Trail 27 111.1 km
      Huck Off14.6 km
      Grand Forks City Trails 1 314.8 km
      Gilpin Grasslands Provincial Park 114.8 km

      National Scenic Trails & Official Routes


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1643 miles9,564 ft21 miles3,734 ft
      #5,587#2,4084251132
      Hike1643 miles9,564 ft21 miles3,734 ft
      #4,741#2,250511
      Trail Running1643 miles9,564 ft21 miles3,734 ft
      #4,739#2,25051
      Dirtbike/Moto18 miles1,385 ft6 miles1,260 ft
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