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Barnaby Buttes

Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range
48.5397, -118.4416 Map & Directions
7.4 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
1,975 feet
Highest Point
6,534 feet
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View of White Mountain from Barnaby Butte. Photo by justpeachy. Full-size image
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
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Hiking Barnaby Buttes

This remote perch in the Kettle Range grants hikers views of the Kettles and beyond. 

Barnaby Butte can be reached from both the east and the west. This guide describes the approach from the east. Starting from the trailhead, embark on the trail for a little over 2.5 miles to a junction with the Kettle Crest Trail. 

Turn right and walk the Kettle Crest for 0.8 mile to another junction where you’ll turn right again. In another third of a mile you will arrive at Barnaby Butte where you can view the sparse remains of the former lookout building and take in the views. The final trail segment may be faded and hard to follow but you should be able to sight the summit in the distance and make your way across fairly easy terrain regardless.

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Barnaby Buttes

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.5397, -118.4416 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Getting There

From the town of Kettle Falls, drive Highway 20 west for 14 miles, then turn left on Forest Road 2020, also called South Fork Sherman Creek Road. After another 6.5 miles, turn left onto Barnaby Creek Road and go for another 0.3 mile before turning right onto Forest Road 2014-500 for another 2.4 miles to the trailhead.

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Eastern Washington > Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

Barnaby Buttes (#7), Barnaby Buttes (#70)

Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District

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