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Oregon Butte

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains
46.1183, -117.7150 Map & Directions
Length
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
987 feet
Highest Point
6387 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Moderate
The lookout at Oregon Butte. Photo by Aaron Solem.

The most prominent peak in the Blue mountains, 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. Continue reading

  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest Pass
Rating
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Hiking Oregon Butte

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 in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Northwest Forest 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

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.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

Oregon Butte (#3134)

Umatilla National Forest

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

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