Stegosaurus Butte

A short, easy scramble to a viewpoint in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River valley.

getting there

Take Exit 34 off of I-90 and turn left onto 468 Ave SE. In a half mile, turn right onto SE Middle Fork Road (Forest Road 56). Drive 12 miles to the Middle Fork Trailhead (1,000 ft).

approach & ascent

From Middle Fork parking lot, cross the bridge over river and turn right.  Look for an unsigned boot path on the left not too far from the bridge.  Head up to the top for views of Preacher Mountain and Mount Garfield.

FOr leaders

Permit information

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 or carry a digital copy on their phone.

  • Difficulty: Technical 2, Strenuous 1
  • Length: 3.0
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft
  • 2,100 ft
  • Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
  • Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S
  • Red Marker
    47.547914, -121.537156
    47.5479144111 -121.537156105
  • Red Marker
    47.541124, -121.529431
    47.5411239919 -121.529431343

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