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
2,601 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout for the thighs. Really pretty views and such a peaceful hike. I maybe saw 3 people on the trail and started at 10am on a Sunday morning.

hiking
2 months ago

Rewarding hike with incline.

hiking
2 months ago

3 miles up and I started thinking why didn’t I bring bear mace. Turned around 15 minutes from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is in good condition. Glad I had poles for the uphill and downhill. Hazy due to fires but still pretty awesome views.

hiking
3 months ago

A little smokey from the wildfires, and pretty windy throughout, but great views all along the way. Great workout climbing up, though it was dusty and slippery on the way down.

Heard one rattlesnake but did not see any.

trail running
4 months ago

2 rattle snakes but aside from this fun, quite a Peak to bag! 2700’ of gain in 4 miles. Not bad!

4 months ago

Definitely a challenge, but so rewarding.

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

Watch for snakes!

hiking
5 months 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
6 months 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✌️✌️✌️

6 months 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
7 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
11 months ago

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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Beautiful views. Worth the effort.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

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

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

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

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

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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