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Backpack - East Bank Trail

Overnight backpack on Ross Lake East Bank Trail from Devil’s Creek to Ruby Creek Trailhead.

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  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 12.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft

 8am @ Ross Lake Dam trailhead parking lot

Taking the water taxi to Devil’s creek, hiking 5.9 miles to Roland Creek where we will camp Saturday night, then hiking to the Ruby Creek trailhead and shuttling back 4 miles to the Ross Lake Dam trailhead.  The water taxi is $95, split 6 ways that’s $15.83 per person.  Folks might want to camp at Colonial Creek campground Friday night to avoid waking so early Saturday morning.

Folks must be prepared for rain

This is an official activity for the B3 Backpack course. 

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East Bank Trail



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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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