Columbia Mountain (Kettle Crest North)

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Columbia Mountain (Kettle Crest North) is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Republic, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.8 miles
1650 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


Nice hike with views from trail most of the way. Loop around the top of Columbia Mountain and then hike to the peak for beautiful views of the Kettles and a look at a restored fire look out. The trail is not too steep and a combination of forest and open vistas makes it a pleasant interesting hike. Leave the main trail that continues on up the Kettle Crest and hike up to the loop trail. The trail to the top is obvious and leads to the restored fire lookout and lovely views.

7 months ago

Views are on - nice clean trail --

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

beautiful and we'll maintained. love this hike, I've done it winter and fall....I need to do a spring hike.

trail running
Saturday, August 13, 2016

This trail is a well maintained trail. Expect some scree on the last section actually summiting Columbia Mountain. On top you will find the ruins of the old fire lookout and a salvaged structure that the local backcountry horseman rebuilt a few years ago. This would be a great place to camp for the night.

trail running
Friday, August 12, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016