Estes Butte Trail #1527

This trail has moderate grades and many switchbacks gaining 3400 feet to the old Estes Butte fire lookout site.  At the lookout site it becomes the Old Gib Trail #1528 leading to an eventual junction with the Carne Mountain Trail #1508.  However, the Old Gib Trail is seldom maintained and hard to find in places.  There is no water on the route once the snow has melted.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current conditions information 
Fees: Recreation Pass required at trailhead. $5 Day/$30 Annual Northwest Forest Pass, Interagency Annual/Senior/Access Pass honored.
Restrictions: Non-motorized trail.
Closest Towns: Leavenworth, WA

General Information


The trail begins at the Estes Butte Trailhead located 15 miles north on the Chiwawa Valley Road #6200.

General Notes:

Green Trails Map - #145 Wenatchee Lake

USGS Map - Schaefer Lake/Trinity

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

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Day Hiking

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Horse Riding

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  Area/Length : 
2.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
2500' - 5400'