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Lewis Butte

North Cascades


North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth
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5.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 3346 ft.


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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

Co-ordinates: 48.5071, -120.2197 Open map in new window


North Cascades -- Methow/Sawtooth

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Methow Wildlife Area

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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.

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Discover Pass

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