13 miles
Distance
3,158 ft
Climb
-4,270 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

A Kettle Crest classic. Climb the Old Stage road to the Crest, and take the Crest south over Copper Butte, the highest point on the Kettle Crest (hike a bike will be required). From the old lookout location on Copper Butte, continue south on the Crest, through rolling terrain ranging from forested to rock gardens. Eventually, you'll arrive at another high point, the meadowy intersection with Wapaloosie. this is another great place for a break. Continue on south on the crest, slightly downhill through alpine meadows, and go left, downhill, on Jungle Hill, and descend to Jungle Hill Campground.

A nice variation is to skip the Jungle Hill descent and continue on the Crest back to Sherman Pass, taking Sherman Tie back to the campground.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Old Stage/Copper Butte/Jungle Hill mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,113 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,349 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,518 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,406 ft
  • Grade
    -1.661%
  • Grade max
    -45.89%
  • Grade min
    38.373%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,825 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      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

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      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 - Jungle Hill to Old Stage
      Feb 12, 2018 @ 9:51am
      Feb 12, 2018
      One of my all-time favorite rides! Very challenging and one of the best high alpine rides in eastern Washington. Jungle hill has one of the biggest decents around and can be ridden as a earn it shuttle ride. Jb
      Old Stage (East Side)
      Sep 23, 2017 @ 5:46pm
      Sep 23, 2017
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