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Lewis Butte

North Cascades > Methow/Sawtooth
48.5071, -120.2197 Map & Directions
Length
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
900 feet
Highest Point
3346 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
Lewis Butte. Photo by Billie Jean. Full-size image
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

A new trail makes this hike a 5 mile round-trip gently graded, obstacle free hike to a broad summit with views of the Methow Valley. Elevation gain of about 900 feet. Continue reading

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Hiking Lewis Butte

A new trail makes this hike a 5 mile round-trip gently graded, obstacle free hike to a broad summit with views of the Methow Valley.  Elevation gain of about 900 feet.  The trail has no shade and faces south so best done early in the day.

A small DNR parking lot on Gunn Ranch Road (whose entrance is currently unmarked) has a toilet and requires a Washington State Discover Pass. The trail starts back up on the opposite side of Gunn Ranch Rd and climbs all the way up the obvious hill. Take the first right fork to stay on the walking trail - ignore the double track road that climbs up to the left.

Enjoy expansive skies above your head and rolling hills dotted with wildflowers under your feet. Almost anywhere makes for a likely lunch spot, so simply walk until you feel like taking a seat, then rest and enjoy the views.

Lewis Butte

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.5071, -120.2197 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Winthrop, follow the West Chewuch Road for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Rendezvous Road. Turn Left on Gunn Ranch Road. 1 mile west on Gunn Ranch Road is a parking lot and toilet.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

North Cascades > Methow/Sawtooth

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Methow Wildlife Area

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