Copper Butte Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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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.

5.8 miles
1,637 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



trail running


wild flowers


2 months ago

Great hike with nice views from the top. We hiked through a tad of snow near the top, but overall trail conditions were great. The fs road to the trail is also in great condition, my little focus handled it just fine!

2 months ago

Access to the trail can be difficult due to blown down trees but any trees preventing access were cleared out. The trail had a few down trees to traverse and melting snow was an obstacle in the upper portions of the hike.

Bugs were a common annoyance. There were a couple ladybug nests on the summit and we spotted a moose on the drive off the trail.

This is the county high point for Ferry Washington and so the views from the top were good all around. I was able to see the Selkirk range to the east.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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.

2 months ago

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016