The classic Kettle Crest finale.
From Sherman Pass, the KC trail is located a quarter mile or so downhill on the Eastside of the pass. Look for the trail sign, don't be fooled by the XC ski trail before the actual trail. Climb to a mosquito-infested T, and most then go left, clockwise. Continue climbing a slightly technical trail as you traverse around the SE side of Sherman Peak, eventually coming to another T. This time, go left to Snow Peak cabin. From the cabin, return the way you came, only go left to continue the loop around Sherman Peak. The descent to close the loop is a chunky, fun, joy to ride. Left at the next T, and descend back to the highway.
- shorten the route by skipping the out and back to Snow Peak Cabin
- do the loop around Sherman Peak CCW instead of CW
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Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for Sherman Peak/Snow Peak Cabin loop mountain bike route
Altitude min5,436 ft
Altitude start5,492 ft
Altitude end5,493 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat2,796 ft
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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