Black Butte Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Camp Sherman, OR that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here.
Wow the view at the top is amazing. If I lived in the area, I would literally bring everyone I love up there so they can experience the magnitude of beauty that all of the surrounding mountains provide.
Great hike. Be aware it's all up hill. Not recommended for those who have knee issues. If they do have issues then go slow. The views are totally worth it
Great, tough hike. Definitely worth it once you reach the top.
Great hike. Nice views on the way up. All up hill.
This was my very first hike... it was a bit challenging for me but the payoff was amazing views of Sisters, Mt. Jefferson and other peaks. I think 9 in all. Very rewarding hike.
great hike and beautiful scenery! A little advanced for young kids.
5/19/16 weather was perfect at the start of the hike. Went through sun, clouds, whipping winds, rain, light big snowflakes, hard stingy ice shards, sun breaks again and misty the whole way down. Every season in one day. Did not get all the mountain views but the cloudy weather made for an other worldly experience with no one else on the trail. Cloudy days are always the best days to hike for solitude. What ever weather comes
Not a difficult hike, but unrelentingly up. Great views from the top. This hike was on April 2, 2016, and the top was still snow covered.
Moderate hike, spectacular views. One of the best hikes in Central Oregon.
I love this trail and it was memorial to re-hike it again after 15 yrs. For a relatively short hike (just under 2 miles) this all-up hill trail is challenging to the passive hiker (build up to it). It was our family's first hike since moving back to Oregon and it left us a little sore. Black Butte brings all the best views of the local mountains ... Sisters, Mount Jefferson, Broken Top, Three Fingered Jack and even a few farther away peaks.. The trail is very well defined and safe. Bring water, sun protection, and plan to stop and enjoy the beauty of the earth (rest) frequently.
Awesome trail, beautiful views
Great views. Frozen trees and snow at the top - but around 80 degrees at the trailhead.
Up,up,up. This is a great workout packed into a short distance. The reward of views is so worth it! Well maintained trail. Bring plenty of water. Starting early is a good idea, as you do have a fair of amount of sun exposure. I can't wait to do it again.
Hard uphill all the way to the top, but well worth the effort.
Great trail! Spectacular views from the top! Only 2 miles, but 1600 feet elevation gain. My husband and I agree, should be classified as a "moderate" trail.