Lamberson Butte Spur Trail

HARD 4 reviews
#105 of 145 trails in

Lamberson Butte Spur Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.2 miles
2,562 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


3 days ago

Great hike with minimal to no other hikers (we saw 1). Amazing view of Hood and Adams.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

This is a tough hike! Lots of elevation gain at a high altitude, be prepared and ready! There is also a river crossing with no bridge. You will have to find a log to cross and it helps if you have hiking poles or a large stick to help balance as you cross. There are lots of switch backs and it just seems to go on forever, but the payoff is big. Views of Mt. Adams and the eastern Oregon desert on the way up. The views once you reach Lamberson Butte are amazing of Mt. Hood, you feel like you could touch the top! The views of the cascades looking South towards Mt. Jefferson are also stunning. Bring lots of water and snacks, you will need it!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

This isn't 4.6 miles round trip from the trailhead - it's 4.6 miles from its junction with a different trail. The round trip from your car is more like 10 miles. The Lamberson Butte Spur is in pretty rough shape, with lots of downed trees. It's a beautiful area but there's only one good view - plan on a clear day.

It was cloudy the day I went.

2 months ago