20 miles
5,402 ft
-5,344 ft
1 miles
High Point

A classic Kettle Fest ride, the Jungle Hill descent is the foundation of this route. The route starts from the Jungle Hill campground, ascends to Sherman Pass via Sherman Tie, and then heads North on the Kettle Crest trail. An optional loop around Columbia Mountain to the viewpoint can be taken, or not, as desired. The Kettle Crest trail eventually comes to the Jungle Hill intersection. Here, one can descend immediately back to camp, or continue along the Kettle Crest for another mile or so of alpine meadows and view to the Wapaloosie intersection, then return to Jungle Hill for an excellent descent to camp.

- check you dignity and start from Sherman Pass instead of camp (cuts a few miles and a few K of climbing)
- skip one or more of the optional out and backs (Columbia Mountain loop and KC to Wapaloosie intersection)

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    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Jungle Hill loop from Campground with Bonus mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,255 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,368 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,427 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,878 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Trail transparency
Jungle Hill
Jungle Hill
5:32 | 348 | comments: 2 | favs: 1
Aug 8, 2010
Rides during the 2010 Kettle Fest - held at the Kettle Crest area of NE Washington

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Parking Lot
Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:18am
Jul 16, 2018
Kettle Crest Trail - Sherman Pass to Columbia Mountain
Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:59pm
Jul 11, 2018
Columbia Mountain
Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:59pm
Jul 11, 2018
Jungle Hill
Jun 26, 2018 @ 8:14pm
Jun 26, 2018
The Kettle Crest is open and ready to inspire anyone willing to commit to to the effort needed to conquer these high alpine trails. 6/26/18. Jb
Kettle Crest Trail - Columbia Mountain to Jungle Hill
Feb 13, 2018 @ 9:47am
Feb 13, 2018
Bring a strong pair of lungs because this trail starts at 5500ft and goes up into the high alpine. Fantasic views, challenging climbs and descents that will make you want to come back again and again. Can be ridden as a out and back or combine it with Jungle hill and it can be shuttled. Intermediate to advanced level ride. Jb
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