The trail drops steeply off the southwest direction from the Teepee Trailhead on the down ridge side. The first mile of the trail is steep with many switchbacks and large rock outcroppings. The trail then follows along East Fork of Butte Creek, and on to Twin Buttes. Or head up the West Fork of Butte Creek to the Godman area on West Butte Trail #3138. This trail is lightly used, so it offers seclusion to camping.
11/14/14 Trails are not maintained in winter and early spring. Trailheads are typically not accessible late fall through late spring due to snow. Please call the local Ranger District Office for up-to-date information.
From Dayton, WA, take 4th street south off Highway 12 for about 4 blocks. Turn east onto the Eckler Mountain Road (also the road to the city cemetery). Follow the road about 15 miles. Where there is a stone monument at a Y in the road, turn right on to Kendall Skyline Road 46 for 12 miles to Godman Guard Station. Turn left below Godman on to Forest Service Road 4608. Take all main right turns for 5 miles to Teepee Trailhead.
River and Stream Fishing
Fishing opportunities into King Creek and East Butte.
East Butte Trail is steep and rocky at the beginning. The first mile of the trail is steep with many switchbacks and large rock outcroppings. The trail then follows along East Fork of Butte Creek, and on to Twin Buttes. Or head up the West Fork of Butte Creek to the Godman area.
This trail is lightly used, so it offers seclusion to camping. Practice Leave-No-Trace camping ethics. Pack all garbage out.
See activity description under Day Hiking
Horse Riding & Camping
A stock trough at the trailhead is located about 40 yards north down the hill, but 1½ miles down the road is Moolack Springs, one of the coldest springs on the District. See activity description under Day Hiking.