Historic Black Butte Trail # 4026 is a 9.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is accessible year-round.
Can't wait to go back! Still no fee in parking area as of 10/30/16. All structures at peak are currently under construction, so no entering. Amazing views.
This is the HISTORIC Black Butte Trail. It begins near County Rd 14 not far from Camp Sherman. It starts fairly level and then climbs steadily to join the new Back Butte Trail at the end of Forest Service Road NF-1110.
There is an additional 6 miles of hiking and 1,780 feet of elevation gain as compared to the new trail. As of 9/16/16 there wasn't a sign indicating that a permit was required. Trail doesn't see too much use, but is easy to follow - if you pay careful attention to the signage. My hiking partner and I missed one sign and ended up going cross country nearly straight up the butte until we found the trail.