Yellow Aster Butte Trail

MODERATE 38 reviews

Yellow Aster Butte Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Glacier, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2677 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Directions from Glacier: Follow the Mt. Baker Hwy. 542 east for 12 miles to Forest Road #3065 (Twin Lakes Road). The road is located on the left hand side of the highway just beyond the Department of Transportation's Shuksan maintenance facility. Turn left on Twin Lakes Road and continue approximately 5 miles to the Tomyhoi Lake/Yellow Aster Butte Trailhead. Parking is plentiful at the trailhead and a toilet is also available.

hiking
5 days ago

The fall color is coming out. We did the scramble to the true northern summit. Class 2 with some exposure for the last little bit. The trail to the southern false summit is in excellent conditions and is very busy.

8 days ago

Stunning vistas, wildlife, and wild flowers and fall colours... all time favorite.

hiking
14 days ago

backpacking
29 days ago

What an amazing 3 day trip, spectacular views, great weather, wonderful alpine flowers and next to no bugs. It does not get any better than this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing 360 views from the top. And every corner you turn on the way up something new to see

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

This was much harder of a hike than I expected. The trail was very steep right from the beginning. Views of the mountains were stunning.

5 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

10 months ago

Really fun and beautiful!

hiking
11 months ago

Oct 10, 2016 - Monday - The day started out cold and got colder toward midday. It started to snow, then the wind kicked up, pelting us in the face as we hiked. If it weren't for my hiking companion, I might have turned around because there didn't appear to be any hope of a pay-off at the end of the ascent. We stuck with it and made the summit in 2.75 hrs just as the blue sky appeared directly over our heads. With the promise of sun, we stayed at the top for another 45 minutes (very cold) and were eventually treated with broken clouds and the warmth of the sun. Mt Baker was close, but never shown herself. It must be breathtaking when the clouds reveal the mountain, but we'll have to save that for another trip. 2 hrs down. Plenty of parking.

hiking
11 months ago

It was beautiful day for this hike. Glad we went in October. Filled with every fall color imaginable!

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Best hike with nice view. Steep at the beginning and end. Finish it in slightly over 5hrs. The road to trail head is not that good, lots of people if you come late.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

this is the best hike around bham. make sure to go all the way to the peak for a 360 view of the north cascades