Barlow Butte Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Barlow Butte Trail is a 3.2 mile out and back trail located near Government Camp, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles
1,236 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



11 months ago

Agree, more on difficult side. Not long but steep switchbacks. Views at top were good, but limited due to smoke at the time.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Good hike! I would rate it more on the difficult side because it was a pretty steep incline, involved a lot of switchbacks and also a lot of trees blocked the path but maybe I'm just being a wimp haha. Honestly not a super pretty hike until you make it to the top but definitely a great calf workout.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The trail head was about 50 yards before the main parking lot on the left and about 50 yards down the dirt road on the left. Trail was in rough shape "just the way I like it" some fallen trees, branches and over grown in spots just follow the signs. I tracked it with Alltrails app and found that the trail I followed "Barlow Butte" didn't line up with the app, it forked off and according to the app map I wasn't on a trail. HOWEVER I WAS and ended up at the top of Barlow Butte" so don't freak out, just follow the sings and have fun. Other than that it was your typical mountain trail, stream, trees and a top of the butte with great views, though no real good view of Mt Hood. Short but the last part was a little steep for some good cardio.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

this was a real cool hike. very easy trail head to find. not crowded. the last part (I guess 1/2 mile) is very steep. there are some places you can get off trail for some great views of Hood. the trail is easy to follow as well.

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Monday, June 13, 2016