Black Butte Trail

MODERATE 78 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.

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2 days ago

Rough drive to trailhead, baseball size rocks on road for final 2 miles. Took it slow and made it in my Toyota Camry though. It was a tough last mile but good views of Three Sisters and Mt. Washington. Kind of a bummer we couldn't go up the tower. Warning sign not to go up tower and ranger on duty at the top just a heads up.

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4 days ago

Amazing views, but lots of uphill. The entire way. Made 2 miles feel like 5 but the wildflowers and gorgeous panoramic views were definitely worth the sore butt. Great workout.

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5 days ago

Great trail, wild flowers, and views. Hiked with family from 6 yrs to 69 yrs and a small dog. All made it to the top fine and a great time was had by all. Not the best choice on a very hot and sunny summer day during the middle of the day....best to go early on a hot day. This is a fantastic hike. Moderate accurately describes it.

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9 days ago

This hike is rough. Straight up hill for most of the way, and gets rocky towards the top. Overall the view from the top is beautiful and much worth the hike, but be ready for a lot of uphill. Dogs are allowed in the trail, and less trafficked on weekdays than weekends.

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20 days ago

Hiked to the summit with my 16 and 7 year old kids. It was a mildly strenuous 2 mile uphill to the top, but not difficult at all. A beautiful hike start to finish with absolutely breathtaking vistas of the Cascade range. Not crowded, but we went on a Monday morning so I'm guessing it might be a little more crowded on a weekend. Take Green Ridge Rd just east of Black Butte ranch and follow the signs to get to the trailhead. The NF-1110 portion of the road up is somewhat rough.

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As always a great spring training hike!! The trail is in good shape with the exception of the last 200 yards to the lookout which is snow covered on the northeast side. The only wild flowers are the Manzanita and they are at near peak. Don't forget to go past the lookout to the north end of the trail where the view is a spectacular 360 of the entire Oregon Cascades from Mt. Hood in the north to Broken Top in the south.