Kettle Fest 2012 July 11-15 - A multi-day ride and work party extravaganza!
Join us for five days of camping, riding, trail stewardship, and rider fellowship set in the pristine Kettle Range, surrounded by a variety of sub-alpine ecosystems.
Riders from across a vast region will converge, to make new friends in a relaxed campout atmosphere and actively chip in a little to help the trails out. Solitude, clean air, and top-shelf singletrack riding await!
Come when you can, leave when you want to.
Tentative ride schedule:
Wednesday: Copper Butte / Jungle Hill
Thursday: Midnight Ridge / Lambert / Stickpin
Friday: Work Party
Saturday: Taylor Ridge
Sunday: Sherman Peak (13 mile Trail will be an option for folks who want to do something different)
Most of the rides will have easier/harder options and for Saturday we'll give people the option of riding the whole Kettle Crest North (about 30 miles) for those who are looking for a hammerfest.
Learn more about the 2012 event on our Kettle Fest Facebook page
Read about the 2011 event here
Directions to Campout
Jungle Hill Campground
In between the small towns of Republic and Kettle Falls, less than 2 miles NE of Sherman Pass on Highway 20. Head North on Albian Hill Rd#2030. Follow road for .6 miles to the sign at the edge of the gravel pit. From there go .2 miles to the campsite area, super easy to find. Will plant a sign at Albian, as well as at the Campground road.
The campground provides a single bathroom, fire pits, and tables. Water is accessible from a creek but requires treatment. Supplies can be replenished from stores in or near the towns of Republic, and Kettle Falls. Colville is the largest town and is about a half hour drive from camp.
Recommended Route From Seattle (This most scenic route is Hank the Horse recommended and approved)
Exit 151 to 283 (Ephrata)
@ Soap Lake take 17 North
Head East on 2 Past Coulee City, Stay left on 155 North to Grand Coulee
Past the Dam and into Reservation take right onto Nez Perce St. which turns into Cache Creek Cutoff
at T take right on Cache Creek Rd heading East
At T take left on 21 heading North to Republic