Hayrick Butte is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and snowshoeing and is best used from January until March.
An amazing area to see as you snowshoe around the base of Hayrick Butte. Our group parked at the ski lodge and started out the trip circling Hayrick Butte clockwise. We saw Three Finger Jack for most of the morning, until we looped to the east a bit more, where views of Big Lake and Patjens Lake came into site. Views of Mt. Washington opened up as we continued the loop. A lot of scenery along the southern side of the butte. Large open snow covered meadows and lakes. The trail is mostly a backcountry loop around the base. As long as you keep the butte to your right and not go too far up, you will find your way and enjoy the trip. I would highly recommend this trail to others, and I will be doing the snowshoeing trip again this winter. Pictures I posted are all from January 12, 2012.