Dock Butte Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, WA that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from June until November.
Directions from Sedro-Woolley: Follow State Route 20 east for 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road #11). Continue on the Hwy. for 12 miles to Forest Service. Road #12 and turn left. At 7 miles, turn left on Road #1230. The trailhead and parking are located in 4 miles at the end of the road.
Snow on trail added to the challenge, which began about a mile into the hike. Only came across one group of 2 people the entire hike. Views from the Butte were as good as they get in the N. Cascades.
Awesome views of Mt Baker
Not an overly difficult hike until the end. It will challenge your will to finish but the reward is worth it
It's a little rough going towards the top, but the view makes it all worth it. Absolutely spectacular. Don't miss Blue Lake on your way back down.