Aspen Butte Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Aspen Butte Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Klamath Falls, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles
1,578 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips



Directions from Klamath Falls: Follow directions to the Mountain Lakes Loop Trail. The Aspen Lake Butte Trail is accessed from the loop trail at the southeastern point of the caldera rim overlooking Lake Harriette.

8 months ago

This isn’t a trail. It involves driving to the saddle between Aspen Butte and Little Aspen Butte. Then it’s a matter of bushwhacking up the side of Aspen Butte. Last time I took this hike the woods were full of down trees, so there was a lot of zig-zagging on the way. There are also boulder fields to consider. The view from the top is spectacular.
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9 months ago

Couldn't find the trail. Went via Clover Creek TH as summit suggested. The trail was snowy and muddy so lost it before reaching Aspen Butte trail I guess. Not well marked at all. Clover Creek itself was pretty. Not much for views, not sure I'd do it again.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I found this link to be really helpful:
It describes 3 different ways to get to the top, and includes the starting point for each route.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Couldn't find the trailhead. The directions took us up some access roads for a few miles and finally dead ended at a downed tree. We hiked for bit after that and couldn't find an actual trail. Any day outside is a good day and, at least, it was an adventure.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Monday, June 30, 2014