Menan Butte Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Menan, Idaho that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.4 miElevation gain964 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningViewsWildlifeRockyScramble
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A steep climb to one of the largest volcanic tuff cones in the world! The hike starts with a steep climb up a rocky and slippery trail. Once at the top, it will feel like you are standing on the edge of a crater. In the distance, you'll see mountain ranges and sand dunes. The two buttes in this area were formed around 10,000 years ago when basalt magma rose through the groundwater. The area is known to have an abundance of wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and birds.

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KC Derby
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Hold on to your hat. It can get windy.

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R G
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HikingGreat!No shade

The trail is perfect right now. It was extremely windy at the top. The hike up is pretty steep but doable. Once you get to the switchbacks it is a lot easier. The rim is a lot of fun to walk around. Coming down is steep. Good traction shoes are very helpful.

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Aysha Hemenway
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It was good! Not much shade and very sunny and hot. Luckily we had a good strong breeze the whole time. So that made it much more bearable. 

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Brian Hanson
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Muddy on the north side

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Randy Michaux
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Beautiful day to be hiking!! Was extremely windy but other than that, good hike!!

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Pam Fox
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Spring blizzard

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Melina Peterson
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Sandra Deatherage
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Holly Thompson
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Kurt Thomas
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Great hike with a fairly challenging climb at the beginning. Beautiful views. The trail was mostly dry with a few snowy/icy spots. It was fun to watch the bald eagles soaring overhead.

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Joe The Hiker Bro
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HikingIcyMuddyNo shadeSnow

Right now there is still quite a bit of snow up there. Around the rim it's not terrible but you might get a bit wet! Wear proper traction shoes and I'd suggest taking hiking poles. Going up isn't very difficult but going down is quite slippery and icy so be very careful. I'm going to wait a couple more weeks to try again, probably the end of March/beginning of April will be perfect. Right now there is still that February snow and ice.

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Jordan Hamblin
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It is a pretty basic hike. It is steep and a decent short workout but not the most beautiful hike.

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Kaylynn Hammond
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Snowy and slick but beautiful. Snowshoes good in some places, others have to take them off. Def need poles in winter very steep and slick spots.

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Christina Appleby
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HikingRocky

The hike up to the top of the butte was a wee steep for me. The trail going around the time had a lot of good views. It seemed the like trail should go in a nice loop up top, but I got a little confused near the towers. Overall, a good hike!

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Dorothy Jenki
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It was nice. I underestimated the trail and didn’t walk the whole loop. It was pretty steep walking especially in slippery snow ;). We saw small bear tracks and pretty views.

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Karl Mullings
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Beautiful hike very challenging

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Andrew Starr
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Trim was pretty easy and only steep in a few sections. It was snowy with 5” on the ground with some deeper spots here Nd there.

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rapid roller
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Very steep on the way up and slippery on the way down! A nice little hike though. I didn't have time to complete the entire top loop unfortunately but it was still nice.

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Logan Lusk
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HikingGreat!No shade

got down to rexburg for school and this was the first hike i did down here!! i definitely recommend getting up early and catching the sunrise! it’s quite steep and sandy, so i slipped a few times on the way down but i’m also just clumsy haha

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Megan Clements
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Fun trail! We took our kids, ages 3-15, and they did pretty well. There are some spots where the rocks are slick going down, but my kids loved climbing on the rocks and the views were beautiful!

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Glade Southam
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Mariah Bird
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HikingGreat!No shade

Fun trail! I do it every once in awhile with my husband and the view is always so fun at the top. It is very steep so be prepared to take lots of breaks if you aren’t in the best of shape. Be careful hiking this trail if it is really windy outside!

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Justin Sanders
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Kayleanne Solomone
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WalkingNo shade

Fun little hike for everyone .

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