Trail #73 Crofton Butte


Morrison Creek Area Trail Map

General trail guide for Morrison Creek Area in Mt Adams Vicinity. Trails include: Snipes Mountain #11, Gotchen Creek #40, Buck Creek #54, Pine Way #71, Cold Springs #72, Crofton Butte #73, and Salt Creek #75.

Area Status: Unknown

This Trail Open to Hikers and Equestrian Use.

This trail follows the contours of the lower slopes of Mt. Adams within Mt. Adams Wilderness. Most of the trail is in timber and offers opportunities to view wildflowers and scenery. Crofton Butte trail #73 in the Mt. Adams Wilderness was near the starting point of the 2012 Cascade creek fire. Some areas of this trail exhibit the extreme fire behavior with many snags. With the lack of foliage there are great opportunities to view Mt. Adams and surrounding area. 

From the east trailhead on Forest Road 8031.050, the trail enters Mt Adams Wilderness after approximately 0.5 mile. There is a natural opening at Crofton Butte, which offers excellent views of the surrounding area. The trail crosses Croften Creek and then leaves the Wilderness and crosses Shorthorn Creek. The trail ends on Forest Road 8040 at the eastern trailhead just south of Morrison Creek Campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 5/4/2021: Trail is snow covered. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Permit Info: Wilderness Permit required when entering Mt Adams Wilderness. Permits are free and self-issues at trailhead.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness Regulations apply
Closest Towns: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

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  Area/Length : 
2.7 miles

  Elevation : 
4200' - 4700'


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