Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

This is an easy hike in the Cascade foothills of 4.0 miles with 950 ft of elevation gain. The route starts on the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail (formerly Iron Horse/John Wayne Trail then climbs up the side of Cedar Butte through a nice forest of moss covered vine maple and cedar trees.

Information for Leaders


The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter. 

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 950 ft
  • 1,860 ft
  • Land Manager: Olallie State Park
  • Parking Permit Required: Discover Pass
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • Green Trails Rattlesnake Mtn No. 205S

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Day Hiking Trip
After-hours Conditioning Hike at a Moderate Pace
Difficulty: Moderate
Wed, Apr 3, 2024
No Prerequisites
8 participants 1 leader
Registration opens Mar 25
Foothills Branch
Barbara Folmer

May Hikes: 3 to 5.5 miles, 300 to 1,250 feet gain - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Course
This hike may count toward your monthly required GoHike course May hike.
Difficulty: Easy
Fri, May 10, 2024
No Prerequisites
10 participants 0 instructors
Registration opens Apr 5; Instructor registration open now
Foothills Branch
Brad Peacock
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