Spiral Butte Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Spiral Butte Trail is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Paradise Inn, 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: 2,650 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash



horseback riding

mountain biking




wild flowers


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.

8 months ago

Nice hike to start the season. The trail is a straight incline for about the first 2 hours and then it flattens out. Spectacular views of mount Adams on the butte. Didn’t make it the whole way due to time constraints but even just making it to the butte is worth the t hike!

Wed Sep 26 2018

This trail is used by equestrians and on southern slope, and this very dusty. Trail 1108 is not posted or someone may have broken the sign. Once you are on 1142, in 30 minutes, you will see a sign showing 1142. On its right, there is a residual marking of previous presence of sign. Take left, 90 degrees, up the hill, have faith, and in 60 minutes, you will arrive at the butte.

Sun Jun 24 2018

Be aware that the sign that directs you to Spiral is missing. You'll need to keep a close eye for the Y that sends you left up to Spiral. Also a section of the trail to Shellrock lake is under water so you'll need to find away around or be willing to get your feet soaked.

Sun Jul 30 2017

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

Sat Sep 08 2018

Mon May 28 2018