Driveway Butte Trail

HARD 1 reviews
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Driveway Butte Trail is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Winthrop, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3018 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Directions from Early Winters: Drive Highway 20 west 5 miles to Klipchuck Campground. Near the self-service fee station there is a gated service road. (Do not park in front of the gate.) The trail begins about 100 yards down this road and is marked by green trees.

hiking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Snow free as of Memorial Day weekend. The balsamroot is a week or two past it's prime but still providing a blast of color. It's a bit of an obstacle course through the burn zone because of all the downed trees but the trail is easy to follow. Cloudy at the top so I couldn't see much but I imagine the view is pretty nice on a clear day.