Black Butte Trail

MODERATE 110 reviews
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Black Butte Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Camp Sherman, Oregon 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.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1548 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

snow

A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park here.

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful view once your on top.

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8 days ago

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10 days ago

Spectacular view of all the surrounding mountains which made it worth it. A bit chilly at the top with some frost but a sweater helped. Took a few breaks because it is a bit strenuous. Super rewarding.

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15 days ago

About 4mi drive up to the parking. The drive isn't pave so make sure bring a big car with better tractions. Hiked this over the weekend. Half a mile was shades then the rest is open. It was super windy that day so we didn't get the view of all the beautiful cascade mountains. Overall, It was steep, a bit challenging but very rewarding at the end.

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1 month ago

Forest service closed the access road during the eclipse week. The eclipse was the next day. It made it a 10 mile round trip.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

We went from the very bottom of the butte at the trailhead, the first couple miles were shaded enough- but not too much, and then the trail becomes very exposed about a mile from the top. Make sure you bring enough water, it's very hot!

hiking
2 months ago

The access road was ok. there was a Prius in the parking lot. the hike is a relentless climb. the first 2/3 was through a forest. I thought the best views were on the exposed last half mile. the top doesn't have a single point where you get a 360 view.

2 months ago

Beautiful views at top of the surrounding mountains and overall landscape!