Boulder Butte via Purple Pass

A very strenuous hike in the Stehekin Valley region with great views. It's 16 miles round trip with over 6,000 feet of elevation gain. Getting to the trailhead in Stehekin requires travel by boat or seaplane.

getting there

From SR 20 or SR 2, drive SR 97 to Chelan.   Take the Lady of the Lake or Chelan Seaplanes to Stehekin.

  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Length: 16.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 6,216 ft
  • 7,400 ft
  • Land Manager: North Cascades National Park
    Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Default Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Green Trails Stehekin No. 82
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • Red Marker
    48.308577, -120.655970
    48.3085766488 -120.655969766
  • Red Marker
    48.323132, -120.598978
    48.323131907 -120.598978189

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Boulder Butte via Purple Pass

Day Hiking Trip
Hike to a former Fire Tower site in Stehekin Valley
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Sat, Sep 15, 2018
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
1 participant on waitlist 0 leaders
Registration closes Aug 13
Seattle Branch
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