Yellow Aster Butte

A strenuous, 7.5 mile round trip day hike with 2,550 feet of elevation gain. The trail cuts up steeply, passing through a beautiful wild berry basin halfway up, and onto a prominent butte with panoramic views. Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, Goat Mountain, and the views of the Picket Range are the highlights of this scenic hike.


From I-5, Take Exit 255 for SR-542, the Mount Baker Highway. Drive East on SR-542 approximately  12 miles, then turn left onto Forest Road 3065, marked as Twin Lakes Road. The parking area is 4.5 miles up the road after the turn. 

  • Suitable Activities: Backpacking, Day Hiking
  • Seasons: July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
  • Length: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,550 ft
  • 6,150 ft
  • Green Trails Mt Shuksan No. 14

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Yellow Aster Butte

Day Hiking Trip
Fall foliage
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Thu, Sep 16, 2021
No Prerequisites
7 participants on waitlist
Registration closes Sep 14
Seattle Branch
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