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

GoHike Hiking Trip - 3-6 miles, <1,000 feet gain - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Day Hiking Field trip: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series
This dog-friendly hike can apply toward your GoHike Series graduation!
Difficulty: Easy
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants
Registration opens May 21
Foothills Branch

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Trail Running Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry
A field trip to a backcountry location to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate
Difficulty: Easy
Wed, Jul 21, 2021
No Prerequisites
4 participants on waitlist 0 instructors
Registration closes Jul 25
Foothills Branch
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