Twin Buttes Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.3 miles
1,148 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


trail running



over grown


Directions from Sweet Home: Travel east on Hwy. #20 for 17 miles and turn right on Forest road 2032 (Gordon Road.) Travel 14.4 miles to the trailhead on the left.

This trail is an instant favorite. It is so remote. Feels like you are driving on backroads forever to get there, but the gravel road is good. Stunning in fall. Not a soul on the trail.

2 months ago

We hiked this as a family with 7 and 11 year olds. The first half was fairly easy. The switch backs towards the top though were hard. Awesome payoff at the end. Gorgeous views despite smoke from Terwilliger fire. We found a water bottle with some hiking goodies and a sign in sheet.

3 months ago

Beautiful, the trailhead sign posted by the ranger station says 3.1 miles. Hard to find the trailhead, a small sign on the left will tell you, be careful not to pass it. The hike itself is very uphill, lots of elevation. But the view really is worth it. Cool metal pole in the ground at the top. The old growth on the way up is also very pleasant.

4 months ago

I hiked this trail on 6/30/18. I highly recommend this hike, the scenery is incredible.

If you don't hike as much as you'd like, this trail may be closer to hard than moderate; however, it is a relatively short hike. The biting flies were out, so bring bug spray.

5 months ago

We were the only ones out on this little-traveled trail today! While it is quite steep in places, it is not very long. It has a beautiful forest, gorgeous wildflowers, and amazing panoramas from the top.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The views were a huge payoff of this hike! The lower section of the trail was a bit overgrown, I'm certain it is not a frequently used trail, there's one section where you have to go over/around a log, and many sections have loose bark debris, rocks and sticks over the trail, it is also steep but so worth it! We had a bit of an issue actually finding the TH, it is just right off the road on a corner, didn't see the sign when we passed by the first time....

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Awesome views of the surrounding Cascade Mountain peaks and valleys including Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and The Three Sisters.

Saturday, September 16, 2017