Crofton Butte Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Crofton Butte Trail is a 5.1 mile out and back trail located near Trout Lake, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 1,207 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


bird watching



wild flowers


Directions from Trout Lake: Travel north on Forest Route 23 to Forest Route 80. Follow 80 north to the forest boundary. Continue on 80 to forest route 8031. Travel west on 8031 until it intersects with Forest Route 050. Take 050 approximately 3 miles to the trailhead.

Fri Aug 18 2017

The best thing about this trail is that we had it all to ourselves, on a Saturday! The worst thing is that the majority of it is in the burnt forest, so there is a ton of direct sun. The trail is mostly comprised of small ups and downs with a few flat points, but there is a pretty steep hill that hits going and coming! The view of Adams was fair but There were tons of huckleberry bushes and that was neat!

Fri May 29 2015

Great trail starts out with a gentile climb and for the most part levels out. there is one steep hill about half way but not for long. this trail is in the burnt part of the forest and has several trees burnt almost in half so keep an eye out if the wind is blowing. because the trees are all burnt this trail is full sun, but also give amazing views of Mt. Adams and wiled flowers.

6 months ago

Sat Sep 29 2018