Black Butte Trail

MODERATE 96 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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22 days 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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22 days 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.

25 days ago

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

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27 days ago

Very challenging hike, but worth the views!

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

1 month ago

This hike is just over two miles each way - 3.9 miles round trip. 1,500 foot elevation gain!

Woke up at 3:00am to watch the sunrise on this trail! My aunt and cousin who live in Sisters went with us. It was a few miles off the highway up a bumpy gravel road to get to the trailhead. We started hiking in the dark with headlamps around 4:15 am. It was mostly up hill on a well beaten path. We made it with seconds to spare for the sunrise. It was exactly 5:22am! Let me tell you, it was well worth the workout to get to the top. The panoramic views were amazing. It was a bit challenging but breathtaking once you get to the top.

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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.