Deer Creek Summit North Trailhead / Sno-Park


Deer Creek Summit NorthTrailHead/Sno-Park is a wide gravel turnout just off the Summit of Boulder Deer County Highway # 602.  This is a large parking lot that can accommodate any size vehicle. The Kettle Crest National Scenic Trail # 13 begins to climb right out of the parking area with breathtaking panoramic views of the landscape and will take you to an elevation of over 7000ft. 

The winter season, Deer Creek offers 12 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails available for both nordic and skate skiers to enjoy. Tracks from wildlife such as moose and snowshoe hairs can often be seen on the trail as they take advantage of easy traveling on the packed snow.  For a quick meal or resupply of grocery's, the small town of Curlew is just a short 10 minute drive west over the summit.

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Fees WA State Sno-Park Permit
Open Season: Year Around
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Dec 1 to March 31
Closest Towns:
  • 14 miles from Orient, WA
  • 32 miles from Republic, WA
  • 33 miles from Kettle Falls, WA
Operated By: Forest Service and Washington State Parks
Information Center: Trail map provided by Washington State Parks

General Information


From Republic, WA:  Take highway 21 north 22 miles to Curlew. Turn right on county road 602 (Deer Creek Highway) for 10 miles. The trailhead / sno-park will be on your left at the summit of the highway.

Google map directions from Republic, WA

General Notes:
  • Parking available for approximately 20 vehicles
  • Plowed during the winter.

Recreation Map

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Fee charged for some activities Sno-Park Permit required Dec 1 to March 31
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4,640 feet


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