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North Menan Butte Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (12)

A neat little hike around the rim of an extinct volcano.


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2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

5,602' 1,708 m

High

4,866' 1,483 m

Low

899' 274 m

Up

291' 89 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly Relatively easy hike with few dangerous obstacles.

Description

This hike starts at a nice paved trailhead with a bathroom. The first 3/4 of a mile is a steep climb with switchbacks (800'-900' elevation gain). The trail is well used and easy to follow. When you reach the rim of the caldera, you can either go left or right to circumnavigate the rim. The rim is a little less then two miles around.

A radio tower is in operation at the highpoint of the butte. The terrain is generally easy to navigate with several steep inclines and rocky spots. Some people prefer to have trekking poles or a walking stick for the hike. Great views of the surrounding area can be had from the edge of the rim, and the butte itself is interesting to observe and explore.

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Shared By:

Christopher Rix

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  3.7 from 12 votes

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Looking east
Apr 18, 2015 near Rigby, ID
North Menan Butte, just before totality Aug 21, 2017.
Aug 23, 2017 near Rigby, ID
It was all smiles just after reaching the rim of the North Menan Butte.
Apr 12, 2017 near Rigby, ID
This was taken just after getting up and over the western rim on the first climb. Time it right and you'll see the sun kiss the Tetons.
Apr 2, 2017 near Rigby, ID
North Menan Butte, minutes before August 21st, 2017 eclipse
Aug 23, 2017 near Rigby, ID
The finish line brings smiles to many!
Apr 2, 2017 near Rigby, ID

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Jun 11, 2019
Wyatt Devlin
we did not go all the way out around the rim this was just the time up and walking around a bit and down — 1h 00m
May 11, 2019
Air Bohn
Party of three, I had blisters on my right heel before I started. Still lots of fun! 4.2mi — 2h 00m
May 5, 2019
Kristen Lloyd
3.6mi
May 5, 2019
Brian L
1.4mi
Sep 4, 2018
Amanda Riebe
Jun 24, 2018
Lillie Brown
Sep 7, 2017
Jacob Mack
really sandy
Aug 17, 2017
James Park