Copper Butte Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Republic, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Nice climb that gains around 1500 feet in elevation to get to the top of Copper Butte (highest peak in Ferry County). Started from the Old Stage Trailhead on Albion Hill Road, then joined Kettle Crest Trail #13 and went south to the summit. It starts out double-track and quite gradual, then at Trail #13 you start to go up single track with a couple of switchbacks that are a bit steeper. Beautiful views of the Kettle mountains and other mountains in the distance in all directions (once you reach the summit). The trail has burned-out trees that often fall over the trail, but they are usually removed. The burned out area is teeming with new tree life, and lots of blue lupine flowers when we were there.