Butte Creek: Scout Camp to Pudding River

EASY 17 reviews

Butte Creek: Scout Camp to Pudding River is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Scotts Mills, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.6 miles
406 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports







nature trips
8 days ago

No trail, you can only get so far up the river when the water is low
Maybe it hasn’t been maintained but we d
Could not find a trail, walked along the river for almost a mile before we had to turn back

20 days ago

Great little hike and beautiful lil falls. We were the only ones there.

3 months ago

Still closed. We decided to try the trail regardless, but it clearly hasn't been maintained in a while and leads you nowhere. Oh well!

5 months ago

It’s currently closed off and you can’t enter the park (1/28/2018) I found out the hard way and drove 30 mins to it :(

10 months ago

Not sure who posted this as a trail hike. It is a creek hike at best. The lower portion near Scotts Mills may be considered a trail although very short near the city park. From there to the Scout camp is a winding creek bed through private property. No permissible access at Scout Camp end.

10 months ago

If you want a real Oregon adventure just go ahead and go to Butte Creek. The trail it self is a bit short but, the journey to get there is fun and will yield gorgeous views.

10 months ago

Not easily accessible. Had to turn around because the rocks were too slippery and our dogs were having a hard time. I would not call it kid friendly either.

11 months ago

Such a cool area. The drive is windy, but the trail is pretty short and the two falls are beautiful. There is a small portion of very steep trail that was more like bouldering to get down to the larger falls. We swam under the falls at the lower falls. Great for a day trip! Not too much of a hike, but a great spot to hang out nonetheless.

11 months ago

I love this hike. Beautiful short trail, kid friendly.

11 months ago

The drive to get there is on a steep gravel road which wraps around large mountain. The views are breathtaking. Drive slow, restroom is located at trail entrance. Also, personally I would not be out there on the gravel road at night, it's just too small for

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I could not find this place for the life of me. I found a park in Scott's mills, but it wasn't a hike by any means. We drove to Butte creek falls about 10 minutes outside of Scots mills.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

very pretty place but the hike was a little to short for me.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Start on the scout camp driveway. If they catch you walking onto their property, they'll be polite but ask you to leave.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015