Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Stegosaurus Butte Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 1,076 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

River

Wildlife

Description
Waypoints (0)

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (64)
Photos (136)
Recordings (52)
Completed (90)
Tina Turner
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 10, 2020
HikingGreat!Scramble

Hiked this on a Sunday - started around 10:30am. Only saw a handful of people on the trail with us which was great! You want to park at Middle Fork Trailhead parking lot. The map at the trail head has a bunch of trails marked, but Stegosaurus Butte is not one of them. Once you cross the bridge, take a right. After you walk for about 5 minutes or so, you'll see a trail on your left that is not marked - that's the one you want! Like others have said - it's extremely steep. Wear good hiking boots as there are a lot of rocks and roots embedded in the trail so it's easy to roll your ankle if you aren't careful. Poles are a must, if not for the way up, definitely for the way down. Views of the butte from the top are awesome! The trail is all in the shade, so don't have to worry about a lot of sun exposure, and there were no bug issues! We brought our three dogs and they did great. There are a few small trails that lead down to the river and it's a great opportunity to let your pups swim and cool off! Note: bathroom at the middle fork trailhead parking lot was closed.

Juha Kajava
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 9, 2020
Hiking
View Juha's Recording
Emily Craig
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 3, 2020
HikingRockyScramble

As some have mentioned below the trail head is difficult to find as it is not marked. Basically take a right at the bridge then you’ll see a steep uphill trail on the left, that’s the trail head. Started out steep and got more as you get closer to the top. There’s a bit of a rock scramble once your about .2 mi to the top. Really pretty view and very rewarding. Highly recommend poles for the way down. Really good workout, shirt but very steep.

Bridget Johnson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 1, 2020
Hiking

Such a beautiful, un-trampled trail! We saw one group the entire hike, which has been so rare lately. Definitely a steep one! I recommend hiking boots...lots of slick spots and roots. Highly recommend!

Frank Magana
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 26, 2020
HikingOver grown
View Frank's Recording
Tyler Wallace
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 20, 2020
Over grown
View Tyler's Recording
Lauren Cameron
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 20, 2020
Hiking

A steep but short jaunt up the hillside to reach some really incredible views. The trail starts by crossing the Snoqualmie River at Middle Fork at a gorgeous bridge. From there, the trail goes to the right and a short distance later up into the woods. It is easy to miss the trail that forks to the left so refer to the All Trails map. The trail was very quiet with only one other group as we steadily climbed up on a Saturday (despite the trailhead being very busy). I highly recommend some trekking poles for added support and balance - much of the trail is created by tree roots and small footholds made in the dirt. Also a few downed trees across the trail that you have to duck under but pretty manageable. While not an easy hike by any means, if you take your time and give yourself plenty of breaks to catch your breath, you’ll make it up no problem!

A B
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 19, 2020
Hiking

Great trail, but very steep. Not good for young kids.

View A's Recording
Lili Shi
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 18, 2020
HikingBugsMuddy

Amazing underrated trail. Mailbox peak too crowded? Detour 8 min here. Got here at 10 and hiked the whole way with no one else on the trail. It’s a little slippery and definitely steep near the top but the views are INCREDIBLE.

Justin McNabb
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 11, 2020
Hiking

It’s pretty steep. But other than that good. Also part of the rainy lake trail is on here.

View Justin's Recording
Kyara Englund
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 5, 2020
HikingBugs
View Kyara's Recording
Michaela Huserik
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 18, 2020
HikingMuddyRocky

this was a hell of a hike after quarantining for three months. Very steep, muddy at the beginning. the veiw was well worth it but would not take a new hiker up this trail. the trail head is not marked so watch for it on the left after you cross the bridge and take the first right.

Kristina Lowney
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMarch 23, 2020

Road about 2 miles from trail head closed. Not much for parking outside of that without a 4wd, as parking was limited to side ditch areas. I was very disappointed, wish someone had left that comment on here sooner.

Tali Shlafer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarDecember 29, 2019
Hiking

We realized about an hour into the hike that we had taken the wrong turn and we’re on a different path. Haven’t been able to find the trail name that we were actually on, I think it might have been rushing Butte, but we had to turn around and go back because it was getting dark. Overall could probably use more signage

View Tali's Recording
Alek Mellen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 11, 2019
HikingMuddyRocky

Fun little steep trail to an awesome view. Had to be pretty cautious on the way down, poles would’ve been nice. It’s pretty muddy in spots and a couple steep steps down. But made it without slipping. No snow in the whole area.

Kelly Huttelmaier
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarOctober 20, 2019
HikingMuddyOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out
View Kelly's Recording
Karsten Huttelmaier
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 20, 2019
HikingMuddyOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

Lots of slippery mud. Lots. Absolutely gorgeous scenery.

View Karsten's Recording
Showing results 1 - 17 of 64