Olallie Butte

HARD 17 reviews
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Olallie Butte is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Warm Springs, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. 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
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,539 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

Olallie Butte is the third highest peak in northwest Oregon. It stands between Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson and is surrounded by numerous lakes. It gets overshadowed alot by the surrounding peaks but still is a predominant point in the area. In fact, it is the most prominent peak in Marion County

27 days ago

Awesome hike. Beautiful views of mt Jefferson from the top and mostly shaded on the way up. Nobody else on the trail. Be respectful of the reservation! Roads to the trailhead are a bit rough, but passable in my Subaru Crosstrek. Olallie Lake makes a great post hike swim!

1 month ago

What an epic hike! The views are unreal as long as you don’t mind a constant incline

1 month ago

It’s a great hike ,not busy at all ,top is awesome offering abundant views .
With Verizon was able to text and send pictures of my day there from summit.

1 month ago

Went up June 23rd, trail was obscured in spots due to snow fields and trail not maintained. bring gps, or use Alltrails because trail can be lost easily in some places. all around great hike, was very impressed with the views. Enjoy!

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Completed on 10/24/15. Trail is in ok condition. A few trees over the trail. Warning signs regarding entering the indian reservation. I didn't have any issues with it after the trip. View from the top was amazing. Fair amount of wind coming from the south, which made the windchill about 40 on the south side looking over Mt Jefferson. I took lunch looking at Mt Hood instead. So bare!!! Not an overly difficult trail. Followed the driving directions to a T!

snowshoeing
Monday, March 02, 2015

This is a fairly grueling hike in the snow. I included a link that might help explain better than I can. We actually parked at Olallie Lake and snowshoed along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) to the Olallie Butte trail (which adds a couple more miles to the trip). The trail is mostly up the NW side of the Butte so you are able to see Mt. Hood very well. And on a clear day you can see Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams as well! It's not until you clear the trees at about 6500' that you can see Mt. Jefferson. We didn't actually make it up to the top because we lost the trail due to the enormous amounts of snow! Everything about this hike is worth it!

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