Black Butte Trail

MODERATE 34 reviews
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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.

3.9 miles 1583 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

snow

A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here.

hiking
4 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike. I bet this hike would especially be awesome on a clear day. Going up, a bit slippery because of the snow. Reaching the summit is such a reward! Beautiful views and great to see the fire lookouts.

4 days ago

Very wonderful and beautiful Hike. My wife and I's favorite time to go is in the winter with the snow:)

20 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent.

hiking
2 months ago

tough uphill!

2 months ago

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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Great, tough hike. Definitely worth it once you reach the top.

3 months ago

Great hike. Nice views on the way up. All up hill.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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.

6 months ago

great hike and beautiful scenery! A little advanced for young kids.

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

Moderate hike, spectacular views. One of the best hikes in Central Oregon.

hiking
9 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Awesome trail, beautiful views

hiking
1 year ago

Great views. Frozen trees and snow at the top - but around 80 degrees at the trailhead.

hiking
1 year ago

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.