Jackita Ridge Trail #738

Area Status: Not Cleared
  
 

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

Current Conditions:
 
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.
Open Season: Mid-July
Best Season: August
Busiest Season: August
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
Restroom: at trailhead
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

General Information

Directions:

From Winthrop drive State Route 20 west for 55.1 miles to the Canyon Creek Trailhead on right side of the highway.


Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking: This trail offers many views of the western Pasayten 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 the Devil’s Ridge Trail 752 to Ross Lake and down the East Bank Trail to return to the trailhead. There are camps with horse feed at McMillan Park, Devil’s Park and Devil’s Pass. Specific Hazards/Difficulties: This trail usually melts out later than most trails in the Wilderness.

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking: See additional information under Backpacking.

Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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Amenities

Picnic tables for day use only at trailhead
Interpretive Site information bulletin board
Toilets vault toilets at trailhead only
Parking
Fee charged for some activities self-pay stations available for required recreation pass
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
15.2 miles

 

Fire Danger HIGH sign

Fire Restrictions


Outdoor Essentials poster

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Recreation App Available

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No Drone Zone sign

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Okanogan-Wenatchee NF vicinity map

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Outdoor Essentials poster

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Outdoor Essentials poster

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Wheelchair at Washington Pass Viewpoint

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