Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Hike - Stegosaurus Butte

Youth activity

Seattle Pathfinders & Nomads Hike - Stegosaurus Butte

Join us for a short hike through some beautiful forest plus a light "scramble" to a gorgeous viewpoint. Note: while technically a hike we will cover some steep terrain where some use of hands will likely be required. We'll be camping out as well Friday and Saturday nights for those who can join for either or both.

  • *Varies*, Easy/Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 2.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

Meet at the Middle Fork Campground group site Friday evening around 6 to camp, or by 9am Saturday for the scramble.

Join us for a fun adventure that feels bigger than it is.

This relatively-short hike packs in sizable elevation over a short distance but rewards the steep climb with some incredible views (plus a walk through some lovely forest along the way).

We're also planning a campout at Middle Fork Campground Friday and Saturday. Those not camping for the weekend can meet us at the group site before heading out for the scramble Saturday morning.

Please note: while this is still considered a hike in summer months, it follows an unmaintained "climbers trail" and requires use of hands for stabilization on the steepest sections. It also features some exposure at the summit.

While these traits make it feel like a real "adventure" for Nomad's-aged kids, this is likely not a good hike for younger siblings, and smaller children could not be safely carried. We've successfully completed this hike in the past with a six-year-old and he loved the challenge and wanted to share!

Trip Sheet: Posted within two weeks prior to the trip.

Parking: [pass required???]

Guests: If spots are still available one week prior to the trip, email [NAME] to request that a friend or sibling be able to join.

*To sign up for Pathfinder/Nomad combo trips, do it on this page, NOT the course page. For all other trips, sign up via the course page. If confused, refer to the registration instructions on the course page.


Stegosaurus Butte

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Hiking boots
  • Warm clothes and extra synthetic layers
  • Waterproof shell
  • Water (at least two liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Lunch
  • Day Pack
  • 10 Essentials
  • Camera (optional)
  • Extra clothing for the ride back (optional)

If you'd like to borrow gear, please submit your request to the gear library.

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