Mann Butte

Trout Lake, Washington (Skamania County)

Last Updated: 02/02/2020
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Typically Open: 05/01 - 10/31
Permit Information: Permit Required - Click Here
Length: 1.82 miles
Highest Elevation: 3650 feet
Duration: About 15 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Trout Lake
Nearest Town w/ Services: Trout Lake
Official Road Name: 8620-061
Management Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest
District: Mount Adams Ranger District


Highlight: Mann Butte
Mann Butte is a short, nearly two-mile extension off of NF-8620-070. It’s a trail that could easily be missed, but doing so would rob you of a spectacular view. Waypoint 3 offers both an amazing view of Mount Adams, as well as a fantastic campsite; albeit potentially windy. The drive to and from the viewpoint is a bit rough, and thus 4WD is recommended, but it is well worth the view, even if on foot. There are two additional dispersed campsites on this trail, at Waypoints 2 and 4, if the viewpoint is already full. While Waypoint 4 does mark the end of the trail, it does continue on, though it is too narrow for vehicles. Regardless if you’re looking for a place to camp, just in the area on a day trip, or crossing all of Washington state, this trail has a view that you won’t want to miss. This trail is part of the Washington Cascade Overland Route. Visit Overlanding Across Washington for more information, including which trails to take next.


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Trailhead of NF-8620-061 Mann Butte.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Trout Lake, Washington

Head northwest on WA-141 N toward Jennings Rd for 5.8 miles. Continue onto Carson Guler Rd/NF-24 for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto NF-041 for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Mann Butte Rd/NF-8620 for 0.7 miles. Turn left onto FS-8620-070 for 0.3 miles. Turn left onto NF-061 Mann Butte.



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Jasmine & Jon Hughes

Mapping Crew - Washington

Centered in the pinnacle of the Pacific NW and growing up cruising around the small town of Quilcene, Jasmine grew with a fascination and passion for outdoors and travel, many of those adventures fueled by the family's 1998 Jeep Cherokee. Years later, photography grew as a way to capture and share the adventures being had. After a road trip from Seattle to San Diego in a 1996 Jetta, a 4WD truck would be the next step in going further in photographing the wild places of the West. In December of 2016, a manual 1989 Toyota Pickup was purchased and those dreams would continue to flourish. Jon grew up in a small Wisconsin town. In 2004, his parents decided to purchase a new Jeep LJ. They picked the LJ because of the additional room, as it would be used for a road trip to Florida. After joining the navy, the family Jeep followed Jon down to Georgia and became his own. It took him to Virginia, and then Washington. It wasn't until Washington that things started to happen for Jon and his Jeep. Jasmine, now his wife, got him more interested in hiking, and ultimately overlanding. Over time, Jon and Jasmine realized that they wanted to use the Jeep to tackle harder trails, and spend weekends in ORV parks. It was through this decision that the mostly stock Jeep received a refreshing upgrade after 15 years of driving. Jon usually drives the Jeep when the trail is in question, and to allow Jasmine to document the trails. Currently, Jon has been in 26 states with the Jeep, via family trips and his time in the navy. Jon hopes to travel to every state with his Jeep, including Alaska and Hawaii.
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