Chelan Butte Trail

HARD 37 reviews

Chelan Butte Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Chelan, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2601 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
6 days ago

Definitely one of the harder hikes I’ve done, but the views the whole way up were well worth it.

hiking
18 days ago

Beatiful views and wildflowers in abundance. Yes it is a bun burner!

hiking
23 days ago

A burner in more ways than one! Dress appropriately as you're sunbaked start to finish. Gorgeous views throughout.

Watch for snakes!

hiking
26 days ago

I do this hike at least once a week to keep my legs strong for other hikes outside my area. This hike has great views but the best part about it is the incline. Just remember to pack water and go as early as you can because it heats up fast.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great morning hike/ride before the heat starts to set in. Amazing views from Elephant rock, good place to break for a drink and take in Mother Nature. Continue on to the top of the Butte a few more miles up, for the most amazing views in the valley. The ride down is fast and steep, mostly single track. It’s Worth the climb for the downhill.
Busy trail, but plenty of room for all✌️✌️✌️

1 month ago

Just hiked 2 miles up to elephant head and such a beautiful view! Would highly recommend this hike! No shade so could be toasty in the summer. Bring water for the pups!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is in pretty good shape and offers beautiful views of the Chelan Valley and lake. It’s rated hard and most definitely difficult but our 12, 9, and 7 year old girls walked right up it with breaks. Great trail for the family!

hiking
6 months ago

Great workout with amazing views over Lake Chelan and the Columbia River.

8 months ago

Beautiful views. Worth the effort.

hiking
10 months ago

Some steep parts but worth it for the views. Bring plenty of water and electrolytes.

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked it the last 3-days in a row. 1st day via trail and the last 2-days... straight up!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice view at the end. Not good for kids but you can pack them along. It's not dangerous.

11 months ago

Very steep. If it's difficult for you to walk down long grades, maybe avoid this hike. The views are stunning.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

We killed it! Went up on the steep left side and down on the right, it's very steep I would recommend wearing the right tracking shoes. The views are stunning when you get to the top.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Beautiful views of Chelan Lake, the Columbia River, many wildflowers, and one slightly nervous rattlesnake.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Fairly easy and straightforward. Beautiful vista during the entire hike. The 360 view at the top is breathtaking

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recorded Chelan Butte, WA

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