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Yellow Aster Butte

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National Forest

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

With views into Canada, fiery fall color and sweeping wildflower meadows, the trail to Yellow Aster Butte is one of the most popular in the North Cascades. Located in the Mount Baker Wilderness, the trail traverses the south-facing slopes of the High Divide. As you climb, you are treated to…

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Day-use and overnight visitors to the the Alpine Lakes Wilderness will need to fill-out a free, self-issue permit available at ranger stations and trailheads. Carry a copy of the permit with you and deposit a portion in the box at the trailhead. Overnight visitors to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness…

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Danielle S.
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

Ranger Review: Cairn Box at Yellow Aster Butte Campground

This is a back country campsite accessed by a steep trail. It's beautiful and one of my all time favorite hikes. Depending on the time of year, you may cross some snow patches. Once you reach the turn off for the campsites (an open valley dotted with small alpine lakes. Bring your swimsuit -…

  • There really wasn't a cloud in the sky - and I didn't get burned.  Thank you, Cairn Box, for including this little gem in my box!
  • Cairn box came to the rescue with this portable battery -  recharging my friend's phone mid-adventure.
  • Enjoying a much needed snack/refuel on this beautiful but challenging hike.  Picky Bars of the win - courtesy of Cairn.
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Yellow Aster Butte is located in Washington


From Glacier, WA travel east on Mt. Baker Highway SR 542 for about 12 miles. Then turn left ontoTwin Lakes Road (Forest Service road 3065). The road is located at the east end of the Department of Transportation's Shuksan maintenance facility. After 4.5 miles on Forest Service road 3065, reach the Tomyhoi Lake/Yellow Aster Butte Trailhead and parking area.


48.9435 N
121.6625 W

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