Rodley Butte Trail

HARD 2 reviews
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Rodley Butte Trail is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Glide, Oregon that offers scenic views 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.

6.4 miles
1473 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing


mountain biking

trail running


Directions from Roseburg: Travel east on Highway 138 and turn west onto Road 4795, the north entrance to Diamond Lake Recreation Area. Proceed .3 miles and turn right. Continue another 1.5 miles to the trailhead which starts by Lake Creek.

mountain biking
10 months ago

The impacts of continuing budget cuts on the FS is real evident here.

The first stretch, about .8 miles, is great. Rolling, easy, no roots. Awesome trail for families. Once you hit the switchback, you're hauling your bike over a downed tree every 100 feet. Gave up at about tree 20. The cutoff trail has so much deadfall on it, I didn't even see it going in, and had to really look for it coming out. Too bad, this is a great trail. I wouldn't think it'd even be fun for hikers.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

We started this hike at the Diamond Lake trailhead. Didn't quite get to the top of the butte as daylight was leaving us. We actually went 5 miles round trip but the GPS crapped out at about halfway if you look at my track. Pretty much uphill all the way. Not much of a view as the trail is entirely in lush forest. But we didn't get to the top either. A good workout.