Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte


Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte

Incredible fall colors hike to a peak with stunning views of Baker, Shuksan, and North Cascades.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 6,241 ft
  • Pace: At least 2 mph

6:15am McCollum Park & Ride: 620 128th St SE, Everett, WA

Or 8:45am at Yellow Aster/Tomyhoi Trailhead (notify me if you plan on that)


This is the first of a few fall color hikes I intend to lead this year. This hike is known for a lot of berry fields meaning a lot of fall colors! There will be supreme views of Mt. Baker, Shuksan, Larrabee, Tomyhoi Peak, and American Border Peak. Expect a 2-2.5 mph trail pace for the most part, but I do love taking photos so we will allow plenty of time  for photos of the great colors and views!

Here are trip reports from September that show the amazing colors:



Yellow Aster Butte

  • Green Trails Mount Baker Wilderness Climbing No. 13SX

    Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

    USGS Mount Larrabee
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Standard hiking gear


Boots  or hiking shoes

Camera recommended!

Trip Reports