Butte Camp

Cougar, Washington 98616

Butte Camp

Butte Camp Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike takes you across lava beds and through forest from Redrock Pass Trailhead on the Toutle Trail to a junction with the Butte Camp Trail, then on to the Loowit Trail at timberline on the southern slope of Mount St. Helens."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hiking Mount St. Helens (The Mountaineers Books)
Craig Romano and Aaron Theisen
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"Of all the feeder trails leading to the round-the-mountain Loowit Trail, the Butte Camp Trail is one of the nicest. The way winds through old lava flows, old-growth forest groves, and pumiced meadows bursting with wildflowers." Read more
Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Butte Camp offers a great destination for those wanting an easy outing, or even a short overnight backpacking trip. The trail starts with grand vistas and runs through fields of wildflowers along the way. You’ll experience the majesty of a native Northwest forest and the awesome power of the volcanic landscape." Read more

Butte Camp Reviews

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Actually never made it to this trail, the road to the trail head was very rough. I could not make it with my 2wd, you need a 4wd vechicle. The GPNF website said nothing about the road being nearly in-passable w/o 4wd. If you are going to the trail head from rd 83, better have 4wd

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,640 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike or backpack
July through September
3,110 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,700 feet
Top Elevation
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Local Contacts
USGS Mount St. Helens
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018