Backpack - Devils Dome/Jackita Ridge


Backpack - Devils Dome/Jackita Ridge

A spectacular, but strenuous four day, 43 mile backpack around Devil's Dome. Please wait until registration opens on July 31st to contact me for leader permission.

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  • Very Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 43.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 12,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0

Meeting place and time


Meet with packs ready to go at 9am on Friday, September 3rd at the East Bank Trailhead - approx. 3 hour drive from Seattle.


Itinerary -


The specific campsites are subject to change both before and during the trip, depending on weather and trail conditions. If we are feeling it, there is an optional side trip up Crater Mountain Lookout #2.


Sunday, Sept. 5: 11.78 miles, 2084 feet gain - Be prepared for a long day as our permit on Ross Lake is only good for this evening. 


Monday, Sept. 6: 9.8 miles, 5884 feet gain - This is a rough estimate as it'll depend on what the water situation is like in September.


Tuesday, Sept. 7: 11.34 miles, 3920 feet gain - Again, rough estimates here.

Wednesday, Sept 8: 7.86 miles, 534 feet gain - Headed down switchback city on the Jackita Ridge trail.

Total - 41 miles, 12,422 feet of gain


Looking forward to sharing this demanding, but incredibly rewarding trip! It does require a reasonable amount of fitness and familiarity with backpacking. Leader permission required and I would like to see a Lighterpack ( or any other gear list as well as some examples of trips you have done. It is also highly weather dependent as there is loose scree on some parts of the trail. I'll send out an email about a week prior with more details.


Devils Dome/Jackita Ridge

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials plus overnight gear which may include:

  • Tent with footprint/ground tarp
  • Stove and fuel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Water filter
  • Bear canister or extra stuff sack and cord designated for hanging food
  • Cooking pot/pan with plate and utensils
  • Toilet paper and shovel or blue bag to deal with waste
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