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This trail system is accessed via Forty-Nine Degrees North Ski Area's Chair One to the summit of Chewelah Mountain and provides beautiful vistas of the surrounding area.

The majority of trails in this system are located off the top of Chewelah Mountain and tie into existing roads which in turn connect back to the ski lodge located off the Flowery Trail Road. The management of Forty-Nine Degrees North Ski Area maintains these trails and is responsible for grooming them for Nordic skiing.

In winter, a small fee is charge to ride Chair One to the summit to access the trails. For summer use, trails can be accessed via connecting roads. Views from the top of the mountain are beautiful.

Persons interested in using these trails should call the ski area at 509-935-6649 for current trail conditions and grooming schedules.

Directions: From Newport, Travel north on Hwy. 20 for 15 miles to the intersection with Flowery Trail Road. Turn west onto Flowery Trail and follow signs to the 49 Degrees North Ski Area (roughly 18 miles). Once at the entrance to the ski area, proceed through the first parking area and follow the signs to the Nordic trail parking area.

Elevation: 5,740 feet

Ending Elevation: 3,840 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,900 feet

Distance: 12 miles

Usage: Moderate

Difficulty: Strenuous

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Colville National Forest, Washington

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