Devil's Peak is a 10.9 mile out and back trail located near Butte Falls, Oregon and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,434 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is a long, steady uphill for the first 3-4 miles. Elevation gain was fairly spaced out, and the hike was not difficult. Hiked to Shale Butte, then up to Devils. Look for the rock carrom marking the summit cutoff on the southwest flank. Alta Lake is a short hike on roughly the same contour as the trail and worth the hike! Total distance including Shale Butte and Alta Lake was just over 13 miles.

hiking
blowdown
rocky
5 months ago

The first 3 miles of trail itself are 3 star. Dozens of old fallen trees and lots of annoying loose rock on the trail. Rocky enough, you have to watch your step, but only moderately shifty underneath the feet. I only point it out because the hard selling employee and $20 map from REI claiming this section was maintained by a local club. It is otherwise a nice section. The rest of the trail that is 'not maintained' was in terrific shape. There are multiple spectacular views and some diversity of scenery. Getting to the top of Devils peak is easy. The map here shows the trail following the PCT too far, but just as it PCT begins paralleling the rising ridge of the peak, there is an unmarked yet well defined trail shooting off and up a quick switchback, then following the ridge line to the top. Look at the recording by Kristina C.

backpacking
Tue Dec 04 2018

Just for clarification, the last review refers to the Devils Peak at the southeast end of Hunchback Mountain east of Portland, Oregon. The roads to the Devils Peak in the Sky Lakes Wilderness (the trail described here) are either paved or good gravel and easily passable in a 2WD sedan.

hiking
Thu Jul 20 2017

So, just an FYI we did the shortened hike (where you drive up to hunchback mtn). There was no other page to post this, so I decided to post here in case anyone needs this info. There are several pages that will tell you that you do not need a high clearance vehicle to drive on this road...that is definitely not the case. I mean, we drove a Prius, and made it, but it wasn't worth it. It took over an hour to drive 9 miles and our car simply wasn't tall enough. The road is by far the worst I've ever seen. Either have a high clearance vehicle or hike the entire 11 miles!

It's A long hike but worth it, figure about 11 miles.

hiking
Fri Nov 13 2015

Hiked on October 31, 2015. Total miles hiked was 11.5 miles out and back. The sky was full of clouds and there were strong wind gusts in the saddles and on top of Devils Peak. Great views of Alta, North, Middle, South, Grass and Cliff lakes. The trail is in good condition and is pretty well signed. There are trails that lead to King Spruce Springs, Alta Lake and Cliff Lake. You can see Frog Lake to your right and is only a short distance from the trail. The lake was very low. As you continue on you can look up to your right, you will see Venus, Jupiter and Lucifer Peaks. Your journey will take you to the PCT where you hike for a very short distance before you head up the hill on the left to the top of Devils Peak. It was so windy that I had to set up my camera and mini tripod down in the rocks and support it with my gloves to hold it in place while I took a picture of my friend Dawn and myself. We only encountered 2 people hiking out from their backpacking trip into Alta Lake.

hiking
3 months ago

recorded Devil's Peak

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

recorded Devil's Peak

hiking
7 months ago

Sun Jun 05 2016