Estes Butte Trail

HARD 1 reviews
#110 of 137 trails in

Estes Butte Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Leavenworth, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

forest

river

views

blowdown

Directions from Lake Wenatchee: Take Chiwawa River Road #6200 north to Rock Creek Campground. Take the Rock Creek Trailhead.

hiking
Sunday, June 02, 2013

Several blown down trees on the trail but snow free except for some patches of snow at the top. Good early summer hike when other trails are still snowed in. There was no one on the trail and I didn't see any footprints where someone had hiked it earlier in the year. Excellent views of the Chiwawa ridge and Buck Mountain from the top. Used to have a lookout tower but all that remains are the cement base posts.