Dee Wright Observatory Trails

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Dee Wright Observatory Trails is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Black Butte Ranch, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
108 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

You will feel like you're on the moon while exploring the trails through the lava fields at the highest point in the pass at this Observatory. The structure, built completely of lava rocks, offers fantastic views to all the surrounding volcanoes. Following the loop trail through the lava field you will feel like you are in moon landscape. It's hard to believe that this much lava erupted from the earth around you! Make sure you take the time to read all the interesting interpretive signs on the trail.

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Stunning views. Interesting to read the history along the short trail.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Great, unique views. Really short stroll.

hiking
4 months ago

11 months ago

Awesome views. The views got even better when we headed over to belknap.