Spiral Butte Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Spiral Butte Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Naches, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

mountain biking

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Randle, east on Highway 12 to White Pass. Continue east on Highway 12 for 6 miles to the trailhead (signed Sand Ridge) on the north side of the highway.

4 months ago

Bring Bug Spray in the early spring and a beer for the top to enjoy the view at the top of the cliff overlooking Dog Lake.

It is bit of a boring slog to get to the butte, and on the way back the last 3 miles seems to stretch much further than you recall.

A couple things to note: Stay left at the first Y in the trail, and the trail for the Butte after that is on your left and marked with a sign for the lake. We missed the turnoff and ended up ascending a nice scramble to intersect the trail.

As a trail runner, watch for horses. It would be easy to spook them and we saw plenty of them.

Overall, a nice training hike with a beautiful vista for you to enjoy a cold, well earned Varietal Beer!

~ Yakimaniak