McClellan Butte

McClellan Butte is a scramble of 8 miles with 3,500 feet of gain near Snoqualmine Pass.

getting there

Take Exit 42 off of I-90 and head east on Forest Road 55 (West Tinkham Road) for 0.25 mile and turn right into the McClellan Butte trailhead parking lot (1,600 ft).

approach & ascent

Hike the McClellan Butte Trail for ~9 miles. When the trail ends, a short rock scramble leads to the summit and views of peaks in the I-90 corridor and Snoqualmie Pass.

information for leaders


As of 2017, the Snoqualmie Ranger District considers Mountaineers trips and courses to be "nominal use." Leaders should print and copy this designation letter to show rangers they may see on trail.

  • Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Rock Scramble, Strenuous
  • Length: 9.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,700 ft
  • 5,162 ft
  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
  • Green Trails Bandera No. 206
  • USGS Bandera
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