Black Butte Trail

MODERATE 131 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
1538 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
20 days ago

Hiked 2/4. Road up to the trailhead and trail in good shape. Last 1/4 mile a bit dicey with snow. It was doable in boots for sure, but would have felt a bit better in yak tracks.

hiking
20 days ago

Pretty spicy little moderate hike. Fantastic views. Little bit of snow on the top. Not enough to warrant snowshoes or spikes. Wind shifts up top and temps plummet. Layer accordingly.

hiking
26 days ago

5 star view, hike was %99 uphill to the top. Don’t go in January like me, save it for warmer months based on the tower being closed and other ALLTRAILS photos. Also did SMITH ROCK yesterday so this one doesn’t come close in comparison.

hiking
29 days ago

Went with a group of friends back in July 2017 and had a blast. We went at 430 in the morning to see the sunrise, definitely worth doing again!! I can’t wait to visit so I can go back

1 month ago

easy nice views

1 month ago

A bit icy toward the top but phenomenal views!

1 month ago

Nice burn, and great views all the way up. Hit it early to beat traffic.

2 months ago

Beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

Stunning views of the Cascades. Family-friendly with a little effort.

3 months ago

Easy to get to- we had a truck, last few miles are pretty ruddy. We hiked in the snow which made it slightly more challenging. Incredible views almost all the way to the top. The top was beautiful to see so many mountains and surrounding terrain. Will do it again in the summer.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful view once your on top.

hiking
4 months 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.

4 months 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.

hiking
6 months 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.

hiking
6 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
6 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.

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Very challenging hike, but worth the views!

hiking
7 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!:)

7 months ago

it was good but would be better if we would have gone in the morning lol

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