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West Butte

Eastern Washington

Location

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains
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Length

11.8 miles, roundtrip

Elevation

Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 5504 ft.

Rating

3.50 out of 5

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WTA worked here: 2021
 

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
 
 

Top off water bottles at the ice-cold Godman Spring before beginning this hike. The trail drops rapidly, passing through patches of giant old-growth timber but also breaking out of the trees into places with views in all directions. Find giant Douglas fir, lovely western juniper, and hundreds of wildflowers. Visit in June for peak blooms. The Guard Station can be rented through the recreation.gov website.

 

West Butte

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 46.0998, -117.7868 Open map in new window

Trailhead

Eastern Washington -- Palouse and Blue Mountains

West Butte Creek (#3138)

Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District

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Guidebooks & Maps

Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness map

Getting There

From Dayton, take FR 64 toward Bluewood Ski Area. At the intersection with the ski area spur road, bear right an continue on FR 64 approximately two miles, then take FR 46 to the trailhead at Godman Guard Station.

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None
Area Closure: This trail is closed due to the risks associated with wildfires in the Umatilla National Forest. This temporary closure will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Please respect this closure.
 

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West Butte

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