Table Mountain via Aldrich Butte [CLOSED]

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Table Mountain via Aldrich Butte [CLOSED] is a 8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.0 miles
3395 feet

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers







private property

Due to new private property changes, the ONLY trailhead for access to Aldrich Butte is now the Bonneville Trailhead in North Bonneville. This hike features beautiful wildflowers and incredible views of the Gorge, as well as surrounding mountains. This is an alternative hike to the 15.8 mi, traditional route which starts at the Bonneville trailhead. This route is strenuous due to the overall distance, elevation gain, and terrain, which includes the 1.6 mi (800ft) portion entitled, "Heartbreak Ridge," and the 0.25 mi scramble up a rock talus. Also, the trail can be a bit complicated due to many unmarked side trails/roads that intersect.

2 months ago

This was definitely a hard hike but worth it. We did this one knowing we probably wouldn’t have a good view at the top but with over a foot of snow, it was still super fun to trek around the top! The 40mph winds were pretty sketch at times so we couldn’t take the scenic way.

A few things to note:
- Like others mentioned, we approached this trail head from the power line access down the road from the hot springs. Go the power line access until you hit a cross road - turn right and go down the hill. Once you see the hot springs buildings you should see the trailhead on the left.
- It’s not marked very well so we ended up being on the PCT most the time but you get to table mountain either way.
- Heartbreak is rough... but worth it! Especially with the snow right now! Just beautiful!
- We has two huge elk attempt to approach us on the trail which was frightening, no bears though!

4 months ago

Definitely a difficult one. The hike to the mountain is pretty boring, but one of the quietest walks through a forest I've yet to experience, so that had it's on value in that. Very moderate hike until you reach the trail up to Table Mountain, then it gets steep very fast. Worth it though. I didn't have a great view of the Gorge that day but still enjoyed my experience at the top amongst the clouds.

7 months ago

We totally messed this one up. We parked on Cascade Drive and headed up the powerline access road like everyone said. Unfortunately we entered the forest too soon. We got lost and couldn't find a clear trail. After floundering in the woods, and using our GPS from All Trails, we finally made it to a road. Covered in stinging nettles and scratched up, we tried to enter the trail again from the Bonneville hotsprings, but all the brush was overgrown. We are going to regroup and give this another try.

trail running
8 months ago

Started at Bonneville Trailhead. Lots of trees still down across all sections of this trail. The hard route up Table Mountain is hard. Poles for up and down would be useful. Awesome view at the top of Table Mountain at the overlook.

10 months ago

great workout. haven't hiked it since the spa (where you bought parking) got taken over... does anyone know what pass may be needed to park at alternate areas? is it legal to park along Cascade? hoping to hike Table this week.

10 months ago

Hiked 3/19/2017. Parked at the alternate trailhead now that the hot springs has changed ownership. Lots of branches across the trail and downed trees. This slowed us down a bit. We brought snow shoes and ended up using them for the last 600 feet of elevation to the summit. The views were great at the top. We hit a sunny, clear day and were able to see Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.

Monday, November 07, 2016

This is a good trail to use on a long hike day. I originally was going to go do Mt Defiance via Starvation Ridge but decided to come here instead and I'm glad I did. The view on the way up and at the top was worth the hike. If you are in a good physical condition and not carrying a lot of weight then this trail is really easy. If you are not and you are carrying a lot of weight then this trail can be challenging. I carried 35 pounds up with some detours along the way and ended up with 4200 feet of gains and 11 miles on my hike and I felt a little tired afterward.

Monday, October 03, 2016

when people say this trail is difficult, believe them!
we started at Bonneville Hot Springs and went by way of Aldrich Butte.
What a beautiful hike. But You MUST pay careful attention while on this trail because it's not well marked along the way. We also saw bear poop.
make sure you pack plenty off water and a few protein snacks to keep your stamina up. Also, hiking poles aren't a bad idea.

Monday, September 12, 2016

This was the toughest hike I've ever done. We started at Moffetts Hot Springs and made the full loop up Heartbreak ridge and down the west trail. Both were brutal beyond description, especially Heartbreak Ridge. The views are amazing but I'd recommend only very experienced hikers attempt it. It's easy to get lost and it is very physically demanding.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

This hike was an unexpected hike for me. Started at Aldrich and followed it through till the end near and open field. At the open field to your right, I made a right and took that trail down and eventually came across what was part of the pacific crest trail. Followed this beautiful trail and ended up at the beginning of table mountain. I took the mess steep way up, which was rough after 8 miles of trail, but oh so satisfying.
Definitely recommended. Was fun alone!

Friday, July 08, 2016

Difficult hike that is rewarding with great views. Best starting point is now at the warm springs.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Got little lost heading down west side, Deffinatly bring a map saved us, be weary there are some cross section with no markers to which direction is the correct way.

Overall the hike was AMAZINGLY my legs where gonna fall off when we got back

Heart break ridge is worth it just don't give up and also if there time there fun side trails to explore at the top and around the top be careful of the cliffs tho.

Ps. Awesome lunch at the top !

Sunday, May 22, 2016

It was a great hard steep hike.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Great hike, really steep for 5 miles and the last mile up is extremely rocky and dangerous!

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Love a steep hike!...on the way up.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

This was a challenging hike. I hiked it with a friend, and my 10y/o and 17y/o daughters. It was a breathtaking view at the summit.

Monday, April 18, 2016

VERY good conditioning hike especially if going up the rock field way. Be ready for a fairly hard hike up but when you get to the top on a nice clear day it's some GREAT views. There are a lot of loose rocks so if you have knee or ankle issues probably not a good one for you.

Just keep on the jeep trail until you see a wooden sign on the tree saying Left (Aldrich Butte) and Right (Table Mountain).

Friday, April 08, 2016

This is a pretty good trail, good exercise. Views along the way and on the top were fantastic.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Simply stunning view that demands to be earned. From a portion called Heartbreak Ridge to sweat dripping as you climb up a rock slide it is roughly amazing! Sitting atop the mountain you can see a peaking Mt. St Helens, while Rainer, Adams, and Hood are in full view! If your debating doing this trail just buck up and make it to the top'

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Too many rocks.

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