Black Butte

3 reviews #6 hike out of 238 in
3.8 mi
Distance
1 hrs 43 min
Time
terrain
1,510 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

A moderately tracked trail up to the summit of Black Butte. The trail starts out of the parking lot and starts climbing up trough the trees. About halfway up the trail, it starts so traverse across the Butte where you will start getting the first views of the Cascadian volcanoes. Up to the left you can see the fire lookout on the summit. The trail then takes a left turn where it makes the last climb up to the summit. The view is great and you can see Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Fingered Jack, and the Three Sisters. The old, white fire lookout was built in 1923 and is still standing strong.


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    user_profile
    10 months ago
    Trail: easy dirt trail. Some roots here and there and one section of larger stepping stone rock. Hike: Up hill the whole way. But so worth the efforts! Recommend taking a headlamp and going up for sunset. But take a wind breaker as it’s commonly breezy/windy at the top in the evening. Sunrise was also gorgeous. Rode: take Indian Ford off 126. North of sisters. Turn left at Black Butte sign. Washboard two lane most the way. Last section of road has become pretty pot hold out. Public restrooms at the trail head.
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    user_profile
    10 months, 1 week ago
    Wow. Really tough but worth it
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    user_profile
    8 months ago
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