Black Butte Trail

MODERATE 102 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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1 month ago

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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.

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1 month 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!

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1 month 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!

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2 months ago

Very challenging hike, but worth the views!

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2 months ago

Great short hike (if in shape) with a great view at the top. Information can be found at the top for exactly what mountains you are looking at. You can't climb the fire lookout unfortunately but that is the only drawback. Wear sunscreen and bring plenty of water. Very hot midday and little shade available. Have fun!:)

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