Devils Dome/Jackita Ridge

A very strenuous backpack of 25 miles with 8,150 feet of gain on the western edge of the Pasayten Wilderness, east of Ross Lake in the North Cascades. Intimate views of Crater Peak and Jack Mountain are framed with alpine meadows covered in wildflowers are the reward on this 25 mile, partial loop trip. The strenuous journey pays off with the incredible beauty of this remote region, which sees few visitors.

On the Trail

Logistics include a water taxi to Devils Junction on the east shore of Ross Lake, ascending Devils Dome, traversing Jackita Ridge, then descending past Crater Peak to Canyon Creek Trailhead on US-20.

Start at the Devils Junction trailhead on the East bank of Ross Lake. Camp the first night in the basin just west of and below Devils Dome (~7 miles from Devils Junction Trailhead). Camp the second night 10-12 miles along Jackita Ridge (wherever there's a good water soures). Camp the last night near Devils Park.

  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 25.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 8,150 ft
  • Land Manager: North Cascades National Park
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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