A wonderful hard hike, with a rock scramble at the top. About 9 miles round trip, 3700 feet of elevation gain, tops out on the butte at 5,162 feet providing incredible views across the mountain tops. Old growth trees, views along the way, often snow till July. Easy access to trailhead from I-90.
One of my first dates with my husband was to go on a hike and I chose this one to test him as he was a non-hiker at the time. I wanted to see if he would stick it out and what character traits he would display in the situation. He was terrific and we’ve been married for 18 years.