Kettle Crest (North) National Recreation Trail #13

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A popular trail for backpacking, hiking, and horseback riding. Grassy meadows, summer wildflowers, cross-country skiing challenges, high peaks and impressive views.

  • This trail is part of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail.

This is the main trail along the backbone of the Kettle Range.  Many trails access it along the route including:

Many options exist for linking trails for a variety of routes and challenges.

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns:
  • 17 miles from Republic, WA
  • 26 miles from Kettle Falls, WA
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


Access #1: Use Kettle Crest Trailhead (area is unavailable)

Access #2: Use Deer Creek Summit South Trailhead / Sno-park and Deer Creek Summit South Loop Trail #43.

General Notes:
  • USGS Map: Sherman Peak



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  Area/Length : 
30.24 miles

  Elevation : 
4,600 feet - 5,600 feet range


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