North Slopes Route

Page Type: Route
Lat/Lon: 46.38680°N / 103.3021°W
Route Type: Hike
Time Required: Less than two hours
Difficulty: Class 1 (Walk-Up)


White Butte hikes usually begin from the Old Farmhouse Trailhead on the VanDaeles' farm. Always make sure to visit the main house to pay the owners for access to the area. Be doubly sure that you close all fence gates that you open while hiking in this area; this is to prevent the cattle from escaping into the surrounding land. This issue is at the heart of why the VanDaeles charge for access, so please respect their wishes while on their property.

Route Description

The route begins from a small parking area near the "Old Farmhouse." Hike South along the road until you cross through a wire gate. Make sure to close this gate after passing through, as the owners' cattle can escape through if left open. Begin climbing up a moderately steep gully and contour up toward the summit along a climber's trail. You will climb over a low fence and then begin heading WSW toward a point just above 1,035 m (3,400 ft). After reaching this pinnacle, hike along the still faint trail up the final 30 m (~100 ft) to the summit.

The hike is about 1 mile from the "trailhead" to the top of White Butte.

Essential Gear

No special gear required.

Miscellaneous Info

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Alpinist - Aug 13, 2008 11:21 am - Voted 10/10


Do you know approximately how far it is from the Farm House to the highpoint? This should be added to the route page...


txmountaineer - Aug 13, 2008 1:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Distance?

I don't remember since its been a few years since I was out there.

Anyone who has the info, feel free to post it to the page.



Alpinist - Aug 18, 2008 11:24 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Distance?

I posted the question in the message forum and Holsti97 replied that it is approx 1 mile from the farm house to the summit.


txmountaineer - Aug 19, 2008 10:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Distance?


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