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Oregon Butte

Eastern Washington

Location

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains
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Length

6.0 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 987 ft.
Highest Point: 6387 ft.

Rating

4.14 out of 5

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Northwest Forest Pass
 
 

The views from the trailhead are great, and just get better as hikers approach the Oregon Butte Lookout as the full expanse of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness unfolds before them in a 360 degree radius.

The hike to the lookout is 6 miles roundtrip from the Teepee Trailhead. After 1 mile, the trail branches into lower and upper routes; the lower is more direct, shadier and newer. The higher route goes past West Butte, reconnects with the trail just before the spring. Bear right to the lookout at the junction with Trail 3113/6114, which is about .5 mile passed the tree trough spring. The lookout is still staffed in summer so be courteous when you get up there.

 

Oregon Butte

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.1183, -117.7150 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

Oregon Butte (#3134)

Umatilla National Forest

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Guidebooks & Maps

Hiking Guide to Washington Geology (Carson / Babcock - Keokee) p. 219-222

Hiking Washing by Ron Adkison & David Wortman (Falcon Publishing)

USGS: Oregon Butte

Getting There

Take the Eckler Mountain Road from Dayton, WA. Follow the road for approximately 15 miles. There is a stone monument at a “Y” in the road marking the Kendall Skyline Road, turn right onto Kendall Skyline Road #46 and follow it for 12 miles toward the Godman Guard Station. Just below the Guard Station, turn left on Forest Service Road #4608. Take all main right turns for 5 miles to the Teepee Trailhead.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
 

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