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

Permits

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
Map
  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
  • Green Trails Bandera No. 206
  • USGS Bandera
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Alpine Scramble - McClellan Butte

Scrambling Trip
The rock scramble if for Tacoma Scramble course students only. We will meet at the
Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Rock Scramble, Strenuous
Sat, Jul 16, 2022
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
7 participants on waitlist 1 leader
Registration closes Jul 14
Tacoma Branch

Alpine Scramble - McClellan Butte

Scrambling Trip
Fast paced scramble with blueberries. May be views? May be Rain?
Difficulty: Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Rock Scramble, Strenuous
Wed, Jul 20, 2022
Prerequisites
3 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Jul 18
Seattle Branch
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