As often I pass Horsethief Butte, I never stop there to hike and explore around. This butte, also an ancient archaeological site, sitting on the south side of State Route 14 about 2.5 miles east of the U.S. 197 junction near Dallesport, Washington. There are two types of trail: the easy scenic walk to the river view, and the difficult (the signs says) climbing route to the summit.
The trails are short enough that I hiked both the easy river view and climbed to the summit via the south climbing trail. Accessing the summit was not all that difficult in plainclothes and 25 pounds of camera gear, with the camera hanging off of my neck. Horsethief Butte is a neat place to climb around and explore. Mind the signs to not climb in cultural archaeology sensitive areas, though.
Horsethief Butte trailhead is paved with ADA parking, though the trail itself throughout the area is not ADA. There is a vault toilet at the trailhead. A $10 day fee or $30 annual Discovery Pass is required.