Crowell Ridge Trail #515


Area Status: Open

This trail is part of the Salmo-Priest Wilderness Area. The wilderness area has some of the most spectacular scenery in northeastern Washington.  Trail follows an almost treeless ridge.  Good hiking boots are recommended for travel on this rocky trail. Trail system has two trailheads: NFS Road 2212245 (Sullivan Mountain-east end) and NFS Road 2212200 (Bear Pasture-west end).

At a Glance

Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness use restrictions apply. Certified weed-free hay or certified weed-free hay pellets are required on National Forest lands (processed grains are okay). Motorized or mechanical equipment, including chainsaw, bike, motorcycle, hang glider or cart use prohibited in all wilderness areas. Food and wildlife attractants must be properly stored at all times.
Closest Towns: Metaline Falls, WA
Information Center: The trail is usually snowed in until June. Trail Map provided by NEWashingtontrails.com

General Information

Directions:

Use Sullivan Mountain Trailhead (east end of trail) or Bear Pasture Trailhead (west end of trail)


General Notes:
  • USGS Map: Gypsy Peak

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

  • Scenic views of surrounding mountain peaks.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Backpacking

  • Great opportunity.
  • Length of trip varies if combining this trail with other ones in the wilderness.
Difficulty Level: Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

  • Variety of wildlife ranging from common whitetail deer to endangered woodland caribou and threatened grizzly bear.
  • Other species of interest are bighorn sheep, moose, elk, mountain lion, black bear, gray wolf, bald eagle, and other bird species.

Viewing Scenery

  • Spectacular views of the Salmo-Priest Wilderness, Selkirk Mountains in both the United States and Canada.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
7.8 miles

  Latitude : 
48.917299

  Longitude : 
-117.139098