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

Conditioner Hikes - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Day Hiking Field trip: Intensive Basic Alpine Climbing Course
Start shaking off the muscular cobwebs, and get back into hiking shape.
Difficulty: Easy
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
No Prerequisites
5 participants
Registration closed Feb 23
Seattle Branch

Day Hike - Cedar Butte (Olallie State Park)

Day Hiking Trip
After Hours Conditioning Hike at a Moderate Pace
Difficulty: Easy
Wed, Apr 7, 2021
No Prerequisites
6 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Apr 5
Foothills Branch
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