Hiking The Devils Ridge Trail

The 32nd most popular hiking trail in Washington.

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The Devils Ridge Trail is a 17.6 mile hiking route. It is a main east-west trail in the western Pasayten connecting Ross Lake and the Pacific Crest Trail. The hiking trail is mostly side hill, some of it at or above timberline. There are side trips and loop trips are possible using this trail. Besides the Pacific Crest Trail, this trail can be reached via Chancellor Trail 754 and Jackita Ridge Trail 738. Many open areas along this trail offers big views of Baker, Hozomeen, and Jack Mountain. Good grazing is available near Skypilot Pass, Devils Pass, and along Devils Ridge. Water can be scarce late in the season.

Trailhead Access: Western Terminus: Devils Junction Campground, Ross Lake National Recreation Area. Eastern Terminus: Pacific Crest Trail 2000, at Holman Pass.

Overall, Devils Ridge Trail is the 32nd most popular hiking trail of all 56 hikes in Washington. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Devils Ridge Trail including Larch Creek Trail and Gallagher Lake / Van Eppe Pass.


Local Contact(s):  ONF (509) 674-4411; WA Tourism (800) 544-1800.

Recommended Book:  "Backpacking Washington" from Craig Romano

Best Season:  Jul. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Poplar Flat CG

Luxury Loding:  Sun Mountain Lodge (800) 572-0493; Freestone Inn (800) 639-3809.

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/okawen

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/9/2016

ID:  14958


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