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A top Cascades hike!

on Black Butte Trail

12 hours ago

Worth the hike up! The views are beautiful. 360 degree perspective. My 7 year old made it a slog but we eventually got there and so happy we did!

Great loop hike. Beautiful views.

Very peaceful hike. We started at the fish hatchery and hiked about 3 miles down river , crossed over a bridge and hiked another 3 miles on the other side of the river. Beautiful scenery but there is no waterfall on this hike. We saw a trickle of water coming out of the side of the river but not what we would a waterfall. Still a pretty hike though.

hiking
10 days ago

Definitely a favorite trail! Interesting and beautiful views. For sure would do this one again.

GREAT views

I went the first week of October and fording the River was pretty easy, knee deep. Unlike water crossings with rocks sticking up to step on, avoid the largest rocks, as they are super slippery. Knew to take extra shoes and small towel to dry feet off before replacing hiking boots. Leaves we’re just starting to turn with spectacular views along the way, then rewarded with incredible beauty at the end, where there’s a perfect spot to enjoy a snack before heading back. Hardest part of Trail is the last 1.5 miles back uphill to the parking lot.

Dropped by later in the season (late October) last year and was blocked by snow after 5 miles or so ... so I made a point to come back a bit earlier this year and I'm so glad I did as the fall colors and the tail end of the summer bloom was in full effect. I went counter Clockwise and the timing worked out nicely with the sunset and sunrise. However if you are headed south on the PCT first thing in the morning you will likely meet more people - In my case at least 5 groups of hunters and 4 groups of hikers. (I would go clockwise if I wanted to avoid people on the full loop. ) I ended up camping on the downslope somewhere around where the trail branches off for summit lake. This spot was amazing for a 360 degree view of sunset, moonrise, and then sunrise.

Great views!

What an amazing hike! Super easy and the weather was fantastic. We went from the parking lot to the glacier lake and around the Canyon Meadows Loop. Bring a water filter and fill up in the creek so you don’t have to pack so much water. Bugs were not bad at all and saw a mom and her baby mountain goat climbing the rocks. The road was good until we hit the dirt section for the last 5 miles. I have an AWD minivan and had to get out 4 times on the way up to pick my path to drive through the deep, deep powder dirt ruts. Low clearance vehicles won’t make it and it’s best with 4 wheel or AWD. Don’t try it in the rain unless you are sure you can make it through the ruts. All in all, well worth the work!

not as easy as everyone would have you believe but just as amazing! very loose rock up past upper meadow to cirque lake and viewpoint. great views but I bet they get even better if you catch the wildflowers

hiking
24 days ago

Hiked this with a friend and our dogs today! Definitely a climb the whole time- but so worth the beautiful views! Can’t wait to do it again!!

Incredible views!

Beautiful trail, really not to hard for the amazing view rewards. The road getting to the trail was fairly rough in sections, I wouldn’t have made it (with a Prius) if it was wet or muddy.

Fabulous hike with several types of terrain. Went all the way to the ridge just below Three Fingered Jack for a 7.5 mike trip. Fall weather was in full force. Saw both a calving glacier and a pronghorn sheep. The loop is pretty kid friendly and my little one (10) made it to Cirque Lake without too much trouble.

Beware though he road up has a few sandy spots that you will really want/need a high clearance AWD/4x4 vehicle to cross - especially after in rains.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovey trail. The meadows and view of Three Fingered Jack are stunning.

Some things to know before going.
The $5 fee deposit box can be found at the trailhead NOT on Forest Rd 12.
When you get to the lower canyon, go left to the unmarked trail that says “unmaintained trail”.

Great time of year to hike because of no mosquitos but we didn’t see three fingered jack because it was unfortunately socked in. Still a gorgeous hike. Signs and descriptions don’t quite add up, however.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike with beautiful views. We were afraid the smoke would ruin the views but we lucked out. Only drawback are the tons of yellow jackets. I am allergic so I’m probably more aware then others but they were at the trailhead, on the trail and at the top

Great trail, beautiful scenery

backpacking
1 month ago

A great overnight if you are used to putting in 10+ mile days. Went clockwise getting most elevation out of the way on the first day, then Camped at Wasco lake and cruised to the parking lot through the major burn areas on day 2. First day was almost completely caught in a cloud with a steady rain all night, but the second day was full of sun and incredible views of Three Fingered Jack, Black Butte, Mt. Washington, and even glimpses of broken top through the clouds!

hiking
1 month ago

This was a beautiful hike, and our small dog was able to make it the whole way. The description on this page is accurate, and I would highly recommend this hike to anyone wanting to see Three Fingered Jack. At the time of our hike (8/24/18), the forest fire smoke wasn’t impacting views for the hike too badly. Bugs were not a problem either.

When the hike gets between the upper meadow and the glacial lake, the red path lines on the AllTrails map don’t line up with the trail. However, that section is mostly a scramble over loose rock to the lake anyway.

The route to get there is pretty easy to follow, but sections of FR 1234 have some moderate sand to get through.

Tough hike, but so worth it! We went counterclockwise, departing the parking lot at 3:30 on Friday, stayed the night at Booth Lake, put in a tough slog on Saturday, and camped at Summit Lake Saturday night. A parking permit is required at the parking lot, but there didn't appear to be anywhere to buy one. We have a NW Forest Pass, but you could probably buy a parking pass at the Detroit ranger station (the lot is regulated by Willamette NF, but the trail is regulated by Deschutes NF). The second half of the hike was extremely dry - load up on water at Wasco Lake. Highly recommend dog booties - lots of hot sand and sharp rocks. Finally, for the love of god, PLEASE pack out all your trash. I came across used toilet paper and a bag of dog poo.

backpacking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning. Camped in Upper Meadows the first night and the wildflowers were incredible. The views from the Cirque Lake and the saddle were some of the best in Oregon. 2nd night we moved to Wasco Lake, which had good fishing, but every campsite was full on a Saturday night (we got the last one at 4pm on a Saturday). Trail was very well maintained and while we did see a number of people, the one-way traffic on the trail helped it feel less crowded.

Plenty of water, minimal mosquitoes in mid-July.

One of the best hikes I've done in Oregon and it would be great as a day hike, too.

hiking
2 months ago

Still some lingering wildflowers. Upper meadow was lush and green on 8/12/2018. No mosquitos, some butterflies. Parking lot was full, but trail wasn't crowded at all.

Short easy-moderate hike with breathtaking views. Great for kids and lots of shady spots on top for picnics. Well worth the morning.

hiking
2 months ago

Panoramic view at the top was spectacular and only took about an hour to hike up. Definitely a good way to spend some time.

We started at the fish hatchery and walked towards the trailhead and back again. Total of 5 miles. It was amazing!

Pretty popular trail considering the amount of traffic I ran into on a weekday morning. Road conditions on the way up are fairly poor and there is a lot of rippling of the gravel. Good hike with some cool views along the way. Glad I went once but I probably wont be back for a while.

Loved this hike! Great hike for dogs too as there are lots of water spots but as others have mentioned the trail gets HOT on some sections so you’ll definitely want to bring booties for your dog if you’re not going to be off the trail by noon. It does get a little steep if you go up to the glacial lake past the high meadow - which I definitely recommend doing!

Such a beautiful hike! Make sure you go in late July, which is peak for the wildflowers.

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