Above is a picture I took from the top of the butte during a hike on a sunny fall day last year with Jason and our dog Khloe.
We walked up to the side entrance and were instantly transported into the woods within a manner of steps. As soon as we hit the trail, all the noise and the hub-bub of the city around us went silent. We walked up toward the top of the butte, where we found a sunny field that reminded me a lot of Eastern Oregon.
The trail wasn't too busy, so Khloe got to run off-leash for most of the walk. A lot of runners, cyclists and walkers roam the butte on sunny days, so if you have a dog that isn't super friendly-- know they'll have to stay on a leash.
One thing to Note, if you plan to go to the Butte: Part of the top is under construction, so there are some trail detours. Also, there are a lot of trails all over the butte-- it is a nature area, so there's lots to see. Make sure you keep track of where you're walking.
*We managed to walk from the 136th Avenue entrance, to 162nd Avenue-- which is the main entrance to the park.