6 miles
1,488 ft
-2,798 ft
1 miles
High Point
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  • Riding Area
    Randle, Washington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Late May - November
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

This trail is open to motorcycles, hikers, horses and bicycles.

Hamilton Buttes #118 is a fast, rough, and rowdy moto trail that descends approximately 3000 vertical feet. The trail starts descending down a ridge through open meadows before diving back into the forest to finish off this great descent. The view from the top of Hamilton Butte is amazing providing views of the Goat Rocks, Rainer, Adams, St. Helens, and Hood.
This is a popular ORV area so watch out for motorized traffic.

This trail was once used by fire lookouts on their way to their solitary post. The trail, mainly used by trailbikes, joins with the Valley Trail #270 to the south and ties in to the north with the Blue Lake Butte Trail #119, Yozoo Trail #276 and Hamilton Peak Trail #109. On the south end, the Hamilton Buttes Trail climbs through scattered old growth and second growth forests before entering open fields on top where you get views of Mt. Adams and the Cispus River. The trail follows the ridge through several open meadows.

source: USFS
Access Info

Park at Cat Creek camp ground near the junction of FR21 and FR78. Climb FR 78 for 5 mi before turning on FR 7807. Climb 7807 to the 029 spur and Mud Lake. Despite the name Mud Lake is quite clear and makes for a great spot to take a break.
Climb 029 until it turns into the Hamilton Peaks trail #109. Enjoy the amazing view and amazing descent back down to your car.


This trail is maintained by the US Forest Service. Check with the USFS/Gifford Pinchot National Forest for the latest trail status.

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More Stats for Hamilton Buttes #118 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,310 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,867 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,177 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,867 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    451 ft
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on Sep 6, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to hamilton-buttes-118 trailhead (46.397278, -121.630309)
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Hamilton Buttes #118 Trail Reports

Sep 6, 2017 @ 10:33am
Sep 6, 2017
Rode Hamilton Buttes on 9/3. Trail is very dry and dusty from the motorized traffic. Still a super fun ride if you are comfortable with the moon...
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Jul 25, 2017 @ 5:27am
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Jul 25, 2017 @ 5:27am
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