Gold Butte Fire Lookout

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Gold Butte Fire Lookout is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, Oregon that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 734 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

snowshoeing

walking

running

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

historic site

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Even with tire chains I barely made it to the trailhead. A large portion of the “trail” is on the (snow covered) road, not too exciting but the view at the top is Great, even thou it was pretty overcast day for me.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

We were here today and loved it! The road is very rocky about halfway up. There was a light dusting of snow on the trail, but it was not slippery. The view at the top is amazing. The fire lookout is boarded up for the season, but you can walk around the wrap-around deck for some crazy beautiful panoramic views!

hiking
2 months ago

The road in is a motha!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful and very remote. Definitely carry kitty repellant. Went in January, snow up to my hip. Views were incredible.

snowshoeing
snow
8 months ago

You will need good clearance for the last couple miles of road. There are sections that are more like a stream bed and there are snow drifts. I was stopped about a half mile from trailhead by a deep snowdrift. I snowshoed the whole way. The trail was in good shape, except the last third of a mile. The tree wells, incline, and show conditions were not safe. In a couple weeks the drifts should recede enough to make this doable!

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4 months ago

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