Scott Paul Trail & Park Butte


Day Hike - Park Butte

Day hike to the historical Park Butte lookout offering stunning view of Mt. Baker and many other mountains.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Meet at 7:30 AM at the Chuckanut P&R (Exit  231 off of I-5) (recommended)

Or 8:45 AM at TH

Directions to from P&R to TH

We will hike to the Park Butte lookout and back. The trail offers plenty of views of Mt. Baker and numerous other mountains. If we're lucky, there will also be lots of blueberries. (We will not be doing the Scott Paul loop on the way back, since one of the bridges was not re-installed this season)

This trail can be hot and sunny sometimes, so please bring lots of water. Hiking boots are strongly recommended. Hiking poles might be a good idea.

The pace will be about 2 mph, with breaks for pictures, water, and food as needed.

A Northwest Forest Pass is required at the trailhead.

This trip will go rain or shine.




Scott Paul Trail & Park Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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