Tanner Butte Trail (#401)

Area Status: Closed

Beginning in stands of Douglas-fir and noble and silver fir, the trail switchbacks uphill for 2.2 miles to the junction with Wauna Point Trail #402. Continue on #401 and into Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness for 2.1 miles to the Dublin Lake turn-off. There are several opportunities to connect with other trails. Please consult an up to date map showing topographic features when planning backpacking trips.

Tanner Butte is located on Mt. Hood National Forest, a further 4.5 miles south on #401. To make this a loop trail, double back to Dublin Lake and hike west on Tanner Cutoff Trail #448 for 3.5 miles. The trail connects with Tanner Creek Trail #431 and Forest Service Road 777 for a further 2.5 miles north back to the parking lot.  Wilderness portion of the trail is brushy and requires good route-finding skills. The trail is 8 miles in total.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to unstable conditions from the 2017 wildfire.
Open Season: Year round - snow dependent
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motor vehicles and bikes are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Cascade Locks, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


From Portland, OR travel east on Interstate 84 to Bonneville exit #40.

Turn right (south) and park at either Wahclella Trailhead (area is unavailable) (Fee site) or park at Toothrock Trailhead (take the left fork immediately after the right and follow the road up the hill to the parking area).

Alternatives include walking in from other access points on the Bonneville segment of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail or a 1.9 mile walk in from the gated/closed Forest Service Road 777 Road to the trailhead. 


Day Hiking

The Tanner Butte Trail is challenging, but rewarding. 


This trail is part of a multi-loop opportunity. Please consult a good, up to date map when planning backpacking trips.  

Viewing Scenery

Tanner Butte provides a panoramic view of the Cascade Mountain Range and Larch, Chinidere, and Indian Mountains. 

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Elevation : 
1100' - 4000'