Jackita Ridge Trail #738
NOTE: The Canyon Creek Bridge, on Jackita Ridge Trail #738 was destroyed by a tree which fell across the bridge. This impacts access to the popular Devil’s Dome loop (shared loop with North Cascades National Park). By fall (or mid-summer possibly), hikers should be able to ford across the creek, but normally this creek runs very high and would be a difficult and dangerous ford now and into mid-summer.
After the long, steep initial climb in big timber, the trail follows ridge and sidehills mostly above timberline. Steep up and down into little basins. This trail offers many views of the western Pasayten Wilderness including spectacular views of Crater Mountain and Jack Mountain. Since the trail is mostly at or above timberline, there are many open ridges to walk. This trail is often used as part of the popular Devil's Dome loop, following Devil's Ridge Trail #752 to Ross Lake and down the Eastbank trail to return to the trailhead. There are camps with horse feed at McMillan Park, Devil's Park and Devil's Pass. The trail beyond Devil's Park should be considered difficult for stock due to tread slippage on steep hillsides. This trail usually melts out later than most trails in the Wilderness.
At a Glance
|Area Amenities:||Interpretive Site,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||A recreation pass is required. (A $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).|
|Permit Info:||Wilderness permit required in the Pasayten Wilderness. The free, self-issue, wilderness permit available at trailhead.|
|Restrictions:||Wilderness use restrictions apply. Certified weed free hay required on national forest lands (processed grains okay).|
|Closest Towns:||Winthrop, WA|
|Water:||No potable water|
|Passes:||A recreation pass is required. (A $5/vehicle/day Northwest Forest Pass can be purchased from a self-pay station provided at the trailhead).|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Methow Valley Ranger District, 24 W. Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862 509 996-4003|
From Winthrop drive State Route 20 west for 55.1 miles to the Canyon Creek Trailhead on right side of the highway.
Day HikingRecreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
BackpackingRecreation areas with activity Backpacking:
Horse RidingRecreation areas with activity Horse Riding:
Specific Difficulties: The trail beyond Devil’s Park should be considered difficult for stock due to tread slippage on steep hillsides. See additional information under Backpacking.
Viewing SceneryRecreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery: This trail offers many views of the western Pasayten including spectacular views of Crater Mountain and Jack Mountain.
|Interpretive Site:||information bulletin board|
|Picnic tables:||for day use only at trailhead|
|Fee charged for some activities:||self-pay stations available for required recreation pass|
|Toilets:||vault toilets at trailhead only|