Horton Butte Trail #1250A


This trail within the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness starts on the Fish Creek Trail #1248 and crosses Fish Creek on a foot log. After the foot log, the trail gets quite steep; gaining 400 feet elevation in less than a mile. Only the first 1 mile, up to Round Lake, is maintained annually. The trail continues up the ridge to Horton Butte but has not been maintained since 1995 and is not scheduled for any maintenance in the foreseeable future. The maintained portion of this trail is within the 2001 high intensity burn area and it is not safe to camp in this area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Click here
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: Stehekin, Chelan, WA
Information Center: Chelan Ranger District.

General Information

General Notes:

Maps: Green Trails- Prince Creek, Lucerne


There are two main parking areas (for a fee) for up lake travel when using the Lady of the Lake services.  The Boat company dock in Chelan and Field’s Point Landing, located 17 miles out of Chelan on the South Shore road.

Field's Point Fees:

Day Use 3-12 hours: $5.00

Over Night: $7.00

5-7 Days: $30.00


From Chelan, boat approximately 42 miles up lake to Moore Point Campground on the north shore.


From Chelan, travel south on Highway 97A for 3 miles. Turn right onto Southshore Road and go approximately 17 miles to Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park. From the Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park boat launch, boat approximately 24 miles to Moore Point Campground on the north shore.

From Moore Point Campground, hike east on Moore Point Trail #1247A for a half mile to the Lakeshore Trail #1247. Hike west (uplake) on the Lakeshore Trail until the junction with Fish Creek Trail #1248. Hike north on Fish Creek Trail for 1-½ mile to the junction with Horton Butte Trail.

The Lady of the Lake provides passenger ferry service from Chelan to Stehekin with stops available at Fields Point, Prince Creek, Moore Point, and Lucerne. Please check their website for availability, fees, and scheduling: ladyofthelake.com

Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park is a popular boat launch for accessing many up lake recreation sites via personal boat. Please check their website for amenities, fees, and schedule: parks.wa.gov/293/Twenty-Five-Mile-Creek



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  Area/Length : 
8.3 miles

  Elevation : 
2400 ft. - 6200 ft.


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