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Mt. Misery




Mt. Misery Trail #3113

Trail Beginning: Diamond Trailhead - 6000' elevation

Trail Ending: Teepee Trailhead - 5400' elevation

Access: 1) Diamond Trailhead: From Pomeroy, WA, take 15th street south from State Highway 12. Where road T's - approximately 10 miles - continue straight on to Mountain Road #40. Drive 5 miles to enter Forest boundary. Continue on Road #40 for 17 miles. Turn right on Road #4030. Follow road for 5 miles to trailhead.
2) Teepee Trailhead: From Dayton, WA, take 4th street south off Highway 12 for about 4 blocks. Turn east onto the Eckler Mountain Road (also the road to the city cemetery). Follow road about 15 miles. Where there is a stone monument at a Y in the road, turn right on to Kendall Skyline Road #46 for 12 miles to Godman Guard Station. Turn left on Road #4608. Follow road for 7 miles, taking all rights.

Restrictions: Wilderness - No motorized equipment or mountain bikes.
Open to foot and horseback only.
Practice Leave-No-Trace camping ethics. Pack all garbage out.
Trail parking permit required

Attractions & Considerations: The trail is a well maintained easily traveled ridge top trail with many view points. Right from either trailhead, a beautiful view allows the visitor to say, "It was worth making the trip!" Along the trail, there are many more opportunities to enjoy the view of the Wenaha - Tucannon Wilderness from Horse Ridge over to Oregon Butte. While at Oregon Butte, make your way out to the Lookout and have a spectacular 360 degree view. There are many sites easily accessible for camping with springs near by for watering stock along the way. Hunters should be aware that this is one of the first snow hit areas on the District and it is hazardous to get out of the trailhead at this time of the year.

Length: 16 miles
Elevation Variance: 5400' to 6401'
Recommended Season: June 15-Oct 15
Use: Moderate
Difficulty: More difficult
USGS Quad Maps: Diamond Peak, WA; Stentz Spring, WA; Panjab Creek, WA.

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Last modified: 15 May 2012