Sherman Peak

Republic, Washington

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From the highest pass in the state accessible by paved road, climb just under 3.5 miles to this rocky, prominent Kettle Crest peak in the Colville National Forest. Along the way you’ll pass through the eerie charred remains of forest burned by the 1988 White Mountain fire and witness the fascinating process of post-fire forest recovery. South of Sherman Pass the Kettle Crest rises abruptly to a series of rugged and rocky summits—Sherman and Snow Peaks, Bald and White Mountains—that contrast markedly with the gentle, rolling uplands to the north. Here the granite and gneiss bedrock core of the Kettle Dome is fully exposed, and the Kettle Crest South Trail, although well designed and constructed, is more demanding than the North Trail, as it climbs rocky slopes up and around these rugged peaks.
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by Ron Adkison & David Wortman (Falcon Guides)

From the highest pass in the state accessible by paved road, climb just under 3.5 miles to this rocky, prominent Kettle Crest peak in the Colville National Forest. Along the way you’ll pass through the eerie charred remains of forest burned by the 1988 White Mountain fire and witness the fascinating process of post-fire forest recovery.

South of Sherman Pass the Kettle Crest rises abruptly to a series of rugged and rocky summits—Sherman and Snow Peaks, Bald and White Mountains—that contrast markedly with the gentle, rolling uplands to the north. Here the granite and gneiss bedrock core of the Kettle Dome is fully exposed, and the Kettle Crest South Trail, although well designed and constructed, is more demanding than the North Trail, as it climbs rocky slopes up and around these rugged peaks.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Republic
Distance: 6.9
Elevation Gain: 1,710 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: Late June through early October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Sherman Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Sherman Peak

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