Anderson Butte Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Anderson Butte Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Concrete, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 948 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers


Directions from Sedro-Woolley: Follow State Route 20 east for 17 miles to milepost 82. Turn left on Baker Lake Highway (Forest Road #11). Continue for 14 miles to the Baker Dam Road and turn right. Drive past the Puget Sound Energy Kulshan Campground and across the Upper Baker Dam. After crossing the dam, turn left on Road #1107. Follow this road for 8 miles and then go left on Road #1107022. The trailhead and parking area are located on the right.

2 months ago

Nov 11, 2019: Road is snow free and in great shape. It's easily passable by all vehicles. Trail is overall pretty straightforward, it's short and steep with a great 270° payoff. Only a couple muddy spots, blowdowns, one foot bridge collapsed, and a little bit of ice. No snow until about 5,000ft but we never bothered putting our microspikes on as they weren't needed.

6 months ago

Well maintained trail. Some snow at the top. Poked around the old fire watch site at the top. Beautiful views. No other hikers, they must have all gone to the lakes instead. perfect! ;)

Fri Oct 25 2013

A short well maintained side trail from the main Watson / Anderson Lakes trail. There were a few snow patches at the top but not bad and it wasn't super steep. Views of Baker, Shuksan, Blum, Hagan, Bacon and other peaks. If you are just day-hiking I recommend squeezing in both Watson Lakes and this side trip since they are both fairly short. After crossing the Baker Lake dam the dirt road to the trail-head was in good condition.

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