“A steep trail leading runners through the forest and scrub to a great viewpoint.”
— Vikram Sahney
This route provides quick access to great views across the Mt. Olympus Wilderness. A steep but manageable trail with a generally smooth surface.
Generally a steep but smooth trail. One 50 foot short section of rock, but overall pretty runnable.
Butler Fork is a well-marked and maintained trail that provides visitors with many options. You'll have the choice to branch out to Dog Lake, work your way up to this viewpoint or continue along a summit ridge. The final turnoff to the viewpoint is not marked but there is a clear climber's trail that leads near the ridge.
This trail is used in the winter for backcountry skiing by those skinning up the trail and then skiing back down the face to the parking lot. The viewpoint provides expansive view across the Mt. Olympus Wilderness Area, Mt. Raymond, Gobblers Knob, and Solitude Ski Area.
Roadside parking is available for about 10-12 cars. There are no trailhead restrooms or other facilities.
Flora & Fauna
Aspen trees will dominate this route.