Anderson Butte Trail 611.1


Enjoy breathtaking views of Cascade peaks from this old fire lookout site. The 1930s lookoutwas removed in 1964. Start hiking at the junction one mile along the Anderson-Watson Lakes Trail 611 and go to the left (east). You will climb rather steeply for 0.8 miles to the 5,420-foot top of Anderson Butte and the abandoned lookout.

At a Glance

Permit Info: A  Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required at the Anderson Creek Sno-Park leading into this area December-April.
Open Season: August
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer - Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Hiker only. Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness  regulationslimit party size to 12. 
Closest Towns: Concrete, Washington
Restroom: Vault toilet at trailhead. No toilets along the trail. Use approved method to pack out solid waste
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Watson Lakes Trailhead.
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Mt. Baker Ranger District, Sedro Woolley Office at 360-856-5700, extension 515.

General Information


From the Mt. Baker Ranger District in Sedro-Woolley, WA follow State Route 20 east for 16 miles to milepost 82. Turn left (north) on the Baker Lake Highway (Forest Service Road 11). Continue for 14 miles to the Baker Dam Road and turn right. Drive past the Puget Sound Energy Kulshan Campground and across the Upper Baker Dam. After crossing the dam, turn left on FS Road 1107. Follow road 1107 for 10 miles. Turn left on FS Road 1107022 and follow to the trailhead and parking area located on the right.

General Notes:


  • Green Trails
  • Lake Shannon #46, Mt. Baker Wilderness Climbing 13S
  • Forest Service: Mt. Baker Ranger District and Mt. Baker Wilderness
  • USGS: Bacon Peak

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  Area/Length : 
1.8 miles one way

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  Elevation : 
4,300 feet - 5,420 feet