Copper Butte Trail

Malo, Washington 99150

Copper Butte Trail

Copper Butte Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Occupying the transition zones between the Cascades and Rockies, the steppe and interior highlands, the Kettles contain incredible biological diversity.

A hike to the range’s highest summit, 7140-foot Copper Butte, makes for a wonderful introduction to this isolated range. By way of the Marcus trail you’ll traverse old-growth, fire-succession, and subalpine forests, as well as alpine meadows. Especially meadows. Nearly half of the Marcus trail climbs gracefully through some of the largest and most prolific alpine meadows in the entire range. And where there are meadows, there are flowers—a score of varieties and a near-infinite number of blossoms."

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"The Marcus Trail should provide you and your pup with a lonely trek into the heart of the Kettles. The view alone from Copper Butte is worth the journey.

The entire Kettle Range can be observed from the old lookout site. BC’s Rossland Range, Idaho’s Selkirks and western Washington’s Cascades can all be seen from this prominent peak. But it is the miles of alpine meadows on the way to the summit that really make this a supreme hike, one of my all-time favorites in the entire Inland Northwest."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
2,390 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Hikable: Mid-May through October, Best flowers: Late May through July
Republic Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Copper Butte
Local Maps

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Nov 2018