Menan Butte Trail

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Menan Butte Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Menan, Idaho that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

4.2 miles 1158 feet Out & Back

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9 days ago

Nice winter hike with my husband and 16 month old (in a pack). Some parts around the rim are melted off but most still had hard snow that you could walk on only punching through every now and then but it was still 2 ft deep or more in spots. The snow does make the hike a bit more challenging but that's part of the fun....plus there are a lot less people........especially later in the evening. We saw a couple groups on our way up but they were all coming down. We went around the entire rim and came down in the dark. Fun hike with cool rock formations but I definitely prefer the mountains and the trees! This hike looks like it can get blistering hot in the summer as there is very little shade also it tends to be pretty windy most of the time so pick a calm day like we did and it'll be nice and enjoyable!

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2 months ago

Fun hike with dope view

3 months ago

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4 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike (maybe because I was hiking it with my oldest daughter). The trail is actually about 3.5 miles long if you hike around the crater which I highly recommend since there are informational signs along the way. The signs do a nice job explaining the volcano's eruption and subsequent weathering. The hike up is a bit strenuous but not too bad if you take your time. We hiked it mid morning so it was still fairly cool.

5 months ago

Not the prettiest hike but a decent workout!

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6 months ago

if you need a quick bit of solitude this is perfect! careful in warm weather, lots of R snakes!!!! steep incline at first but once you top out you can see forever!!

7 months ago

Steep 1 mile incline to get to the top of the butte. But once crested, it's all worth it. Breathtaking views all around the rim. Great path and fun terrain to keep your attention. Certainly a favorite.

7 months ago

Fun, easy, short hike. Be prepared for lots of wind at the top of the butte!!

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7 months ago

Great view of the Snake River Plain, interesting rock formations. Stark beauty up close and grand vistas in the distance (including the Tetons). Footing can be a little treacherous towards the top. Very fine gravel/sand over angled rocks.

Not very well groomed, nothing beautiful either

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8 months ago

Nice hike, just outside of Rexburg. Took the scouts up last week and went up the top and around the entire cone. Great views at sunrise and sunset. The switch backs got a little steep for some of the boys, but all in all a short steep hike with good views of the surrounding landscape. Runners and dog walkers are a common sight. My wife saw a pack of coyotes the other morning on her sunrise hike. Found a dead rattler with the scouts, so keep an eye out, but they are few and far between. Just hike smart.

8 months ago

Good moderate-hard trail run or hike. Beautiful view and peaceful place early in the morning around 6-8am.

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8 months ago

fun trail close to town. I hike this one regularly to just get outside and enjoy nature. the trail only shows the ascent, but it actually goes all the way around the butte as well. beginners should take their time going up, it be be a bit of a climb. trail is very well marked and there are signs with info about nature all along the trail.

9 months ago

Great little hike, a bit steep for beginners. Amazing view!