Yellow Aster Butte Trail

MODERATE 32 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
17 hours ago

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

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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.

4 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

9 months ago

Really fun and beautiful!

hiking
10 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
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 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.

11 months ago

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

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

birding
Friday, August 12, 2016

Went on this hike as a birdwatching event, was great. Started on an absolutely blue, severe clear day, and ended up getting drenched when a squall rolled through. PACK RAIN GEAR next time! Hike had some challenging parts, but it goes through a lot of different terrain, and the views can be stunning. Went over some snow fields, which can be a bit treacherous. Use caution and if you have young kids, I would avoid those areas.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Black flies were horrible on the way up (~2pm). This hike was moderate/hard- most elevation gain the first 1/2 of the hike. Make sure you bring plenty of water, as there are clear and sunny spots that were very hot & humid.
The views are amazing, especially at the top!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

walking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

It was very challenging but it felt so good to complete it!

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

One of my favorite hikes so far in Washington!