Estes Butte Trail is a 8.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, WA that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible from June until October.
Directions from Lake Wenatchee: Take Chiwawa River Road #6200 north to Rock Creek Campground. Take the Rock Creek Trailhead.
Several blown down trees on the trail but snow free except for some patches of snow at the top. Good early summer hike when other trails are still snowed in. There was no one on the trail and I didn't find a single footprint where someone had hiked it earlier in the year. Excellent views of the Chiwawa ridge and Buck Mountain from the top. Used to have a lookout tower but all that remains are the cement base posts.