Horsethief Butte Trail

EASY 37 reviews

Horsethief Butte Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Dallesport, Washington that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and rock climbing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

rock climbing

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

historic site

hiking
1 month ago

Really gorgeous and such an easy hike. The main path splits; left is “difficult” and goes through the rock structures, right is “easy” and goes around the rock formations with views of the river. We did both. Watch out for rattlesnakes! The wind was pretty strong but it was welcomed with how hot it was and it kept the mosquitos away. Apparently there is a lot of vandalism though, there is no longer a self pay box but you have to have a discovery pass. Keep that in mind when you come out, I happened to have one, thank goodness! We went on a Thursday evening and we were the only ones there to watch sunset. I advise going during *off* times to avoid crowds.

hiking
2 months ago

Stunning views of the gorge and Mt. Hood!
Hike inside the butte through the gorge side you’ll see an opening and you’ll find the Petroglyph in front of what it looks like a chair. Petroglyph is hard to see as it has been vandalized.
Watch for rattlesnakes otherwise good hike for the family.
Need to pay parking fee.

*** If you want to see preserved petroglyphs, drive east, 2 miles up the road towards a camping ground. Take that exit and go pass the camping ground. You’ll see a small sign on your right that says petroglyphs ahead. You will not be disappointed!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful wildflowers right now. Pretty easy, very rocky, some scrambling (nothing impassable)

rock climbing
7 months ago

my dogs love this park

i love the view

rock climbing
7 months ago

Love it nice place great short climbing routes

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

Very beautiful! Went on a sunny warm day so we could very clearly see the mountains and hills. Not a destination hike. You can take two different routes but both give you great views and if you enjoy a little rock climbing it is a great place for that too.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Really cool spot!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Great hike!❤️

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

Ehhh

hiking
Friday, May 27, 2016

It seemed very short, went on the easy trail because we had little kids with us. Mostly just grasslands. Was very windy when we went so not super enjoyable.

walking
Friday, May 29, 2015

I walked the trail when I went to look at the petroglyphs that are in the park area. The trail has some great views of the Columbia river.

hiking
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

If you are in the area this is a nice trail with great rock formations. I guess people come to use the rock walls to learn to rappel. There are some petroglyphs near the river in the park area. Not really a destination hike on its own but we enjoyed it.

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