Sherman Pass Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Republic, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,548 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding

nature trips

bird watching


wild flowers


The trail climbs and goes over a saddle to take you to views of the Kettles looking south. After hitting the loop trail, hike south and connect to the Kettle Crest Trail. Follow it less than two miles to Snow Peak cabin. Return to the loop and hike the rest of the way.

9 months ago

This trail never gets old! I have hiked and snowshoed it several times every year for the past 7 years. The frogs with orange legs in the mountain pond are curious, fearless, and adorable. You will see many different geographies as you hike the loop

Sat Aug 11 2012

Great views, worth the drive and there are tons more trails in the area that you will want to go on. Plan for an all day event with this hike...

Sun Jul 11 2010

The trail switchbacks through heavily forested slopes until you reach an area that burned in 1988. Over 20,000 acres were burned when a lightning caused fire engulfed White Mountain and Sherman Peak. From Sherman Peak you will have anexcellent view of the entire Kettle Range.