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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2765 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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.

2 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