Wagner Butte Trail

HARD 33 reviews

Wagner Butte Trail is a 9.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ashland, 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.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2529 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

]The first three miles are an uphill battle with amazing trees and views to ease the burn, and the last two miles to the butte are basically a switchback with beautiful wildflower and manzanitas.

1 hour ago

hiking
16 hours ago

June 21 and the snow is all gone. Went on a Wednesday morning and saw people at the top but only crossed paths with a couple groups during the actual hike. It was very challenging, but so worth it. The views were especially gorgeous since it was so clear today, we really lucked out. I even saw a rainbow in a cloud, it was super cool. I had a hard time accepting how beautiful the vistas and the sage brush were. Love this hike! I'm used to doing 20 miles, but this 10 miles definitely tired me out.

hiking
4 days ago

5 days ago

always worth it

6 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

This is definitely my favorite hike in Southern Oregon! I've hiked it in all seasons, and the views are always spectacular. If you crave solitude, I do recommend doing this trail during the week, as on weekends there can be a surprising amount of people on it. I recently hiked this on May 21st, and there was quite a bit of snow near the top. The trail was well marked and still passable, but hiking in deep snow drifts can be pretty tiring. Still, definitely worth the effort!

hiking
26 days ago

Hiked to the top May 24, 2017. Still some snow up there, but you can get over it. This was by far my favorite hike in Oregon to date. 10.4 miles round trip to the lookout. Amazing views of McLoughlin, Pilot Rock, Mt Ashland, Shasta, and the Rogue Valley. Definitely recommend. Go early because the sun beats down on you on the way down. I won't post pics because I don't want to ruin it for you.

1 month ago

The view is definitely worth the hike up. I though the beginning of the trail was the steepest/worst spot. Smooth walking after that.

4 months ago

great all day adventure. ..I did run into two black bears...

hiking
9 months ago

This trail was amazing! Definitely some inclines but totally doable. The Meadows caught pockets of chilly air to dip in and out of. My favorite part was how much the scenery changed from grassy Meadows to old growth trees and wildflowers. Took 3 hours up and 2.5 back. This home is more like 11 miles total. Keep heading up and you will not be disappointed!

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

the first 2-3 miles are killer. the views are amazing

Well worth the view on top!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike. getting there on the logging road takes some patience.

11 months ago

Hike yesterday. The flowers were beautiful. View spectacular.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail is absolutely gorgeous. The first three miles are an uphill battle with amazing trees and views to ease the burn, and the last two miles to the butte are basically a switchback with beautiful wildflower and manzanitas.

Alltrails should NOT call this a 5.2-miler, as there's no way to get picked up from the top of the butte (unless you have a philanthropic friend with a helicopter!). This is a 10-mile trail, out and back. Make it to the butte though! The views are epic-- you can see all the wonder of the rogue valley.

Make sure you bring your trekkin poles, plenty of water, and a good snack for the top!

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Amazing views at the top! Traveling up you get to experience various ecosystems, this is one I would definitely hit!

Friday, June 10, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

No matter if you followed a trail or just pulled over on the highway and made your own it was breathtaking.