Devils Ridge Trail Horseback Riding

The 10th most popular equestrian trail in Washington.

Near Cle Elum in the Okanogan National Forest, the Devils Ridge Trail is a 17.6 mile horseback riding route. It is a main east-west trail in the western Pasayten connecting Ross Lake and the Pacific Crest Trail. The horseback riding 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 10th most popular horse trail of all 32 horseback rides in Washington.

MORE INFORMATION

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

Recommended Book:  "Horsemans Guide To Washington" from John Wolcott

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:  

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  14959

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