hiking
16 hours ago

Good trail that is well maintained. The trail was quite busy. Amazing views at the summit. The hike up is quite an uphill trek but definitely worth it!

hiking
rocky
17 hours ago

Great hike! Awesome views! Lots of friendly folk

A bit of hike up but worth it. Spectacular views.

hiking
1 day ago

Wonderful trail with spectacular views at the top. Went early and spent time exploring the summit and views at the top. Great and well marked trail!

hiking
2 days ago

If you haven’t hiked Black Butte for sunset, you should! My second time- last time there was too much smoke from fires, so no mountains or sunset view. This time the views were spectacular! There were two other groups of two people up there last night and all (5) of our pups. A flashlight is needed to be safe at the bottom section which will be pretty dark by the time you get down there. We took 52 minutes to get up and 35 to get down.

hiking
7 days ago

Woke up at 3:20 am to do a sunrise hike. Was definitely cooler than the sunset hike we did yesterday. Hard to get going but worth it. Highly recommend trying this.

hiking
7 days ago

Awesome trail; slightly difficult with kids as certain spots can get tricky.

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked for the sunset. Took us 50 mins to get to the top including 4 little breaks. Very pretty sunset. Highly recommend experiencing it. Flashlights are needed

hiking
7 days ago

Super crowded by the time we got there around 11 or so. Amazing views at the top! A little bit of snow left in some trees and trail is pretty much all open with the sun beaming down.

Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful trails I have ever hiked. The water was turquoise blue and crystal clear. Not heavily trafficked, friendly families & dogs off leash, fly fisherman, kayakers, lizards, birds, waterfalls, too many butterfly varieties to count, great little lunch spots along the river...I could go on and on... I highly recommend this trail and I will definitely be returning! Trail is a bit narrow & right along the edge of the river at times.

Alder Springs trail is now open as of May 22nd, not closed. In trying to locate the Alder Springs trailhead outside of Bend Oregon, the GPS ‘directions’ on the site are incorrect and take you to private property. Google coordinates point to road 6370 instead of road 6360. Owners not happy. GPS coordinates need to be updated.

Amazing hike today !!! So worth the effort . 360 view at the top . A lot of things to explore at the top. Two watch towers and even an outhouse. Trail very well maintained . Little snow and melting fast from the trees and fire watch tower. Moderate traffic . Everyone very friendly .

hiking
9 days ago

It was a great day for a hike to the top of Black Butte. There were a LOT of fellow climbers. The trail is clear of snow and mud. the restrooms are marked as closed due to vandalism, but the doors weren't locked . Very gross inside. I think that pigs are cleaner than some folks. Gorgeous views from the top and stil a little snow in the trees. Arrive early to avoid some of the crowds.

hiking
15 days ago

Most of this hike is full sun- pack some sunscreen if you’re going on a sunny day. On clear days, you’ll be able to see to Mt Adams.

Short and sweet walk on a paved trail, easy and accessible- suitable for elderly, kids, and disabled.

Absolutely beautiful! A fair amount of rock the first mile. Not really a problem other than everything was so beautiful I wasn’t watching the trail, I was looking at everything and stumbled several times. Nice forest path the last half and back along the river. Saw people catching fish, kayaking and camping. Butterflies and moths everywhere. Even saw a snake. Great hike.

hiking
22 days ago

The trail was definitely a bit tough on the way up, but the views were amazing and worth it! The way down was a piece of cake comparatively.

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snow
23 days ago

It may be to COVID but as of 5/8/2020 Trail 4014 has too much snow and not well marked enough to tell where the trail is. Ended up getting lost and found a good look out point and turned back only way we found our way back was our old footprints. Still had great views.

Directions were easy right to the trail head. The trail is amazing! I can't believe I haven't hiked this area before. The first mile or so you are right along the river, then you start to gain a little elevation. There are amazing water holes to let the dogs off leash and take your shoes off. The trail is fairly narrow - so if other people are on the trail, not much room to let someone pass. Can't wait to come back!

hiking
24 days ago

Perfect start to hiking season! Covid-19 can’t survive at that elevation

hiking
25 days ago

My favorite hike in central Oregon. Still a little snow on the shaded side of the top but not bad. AMAZING views

hiking
snow
29 days ago

bugs
snow
1 month ago

Beautiful hike on a Monday. Started off at 11:15am and came across half a dozen people. Gradual incline with snow at the summit. Awesome views! Busy bees at work on all the flowering shrubs. Highly recommend.

Great day for a hike! Trail is in good shape.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Great workout, great views. Super populated though.

hiking
1 month ago

Went 4/21 on a whim so only got to the trailhead by 1pm but it worked out great because that is when the clouds cleared so got to see the tearjerking views. Dry terrain until the very top where there was a good 3 feet of snow. We got within 50 feet of the lookout but snow was melting so kept falling through and without trekking poles we decided to turn back. Regardless, we got close enough to call it complete. We definitely are doing this again we haven’t hiked in months so this was a good buttkicker to get the season going since its just straight uphill the whole way. Bring trekking poles and a jacket for the top (gets windy). At this point in the season crampons won’t be useful. P.s I got up there on my Honda Accord regardless of the rough road up just take it slow

Great hike today (4/19/20) with plenty of incredible views of multiple peaks. Perfect weather with the trail in great condition. There is some snow at the very end to navigate with some deep spots. Careful of the melting spots as some of the snow is sliding towards the edge of the mountains. Well worth the elevation gain, the views were spectacular. Highly recommend

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Went there a month ago and it was an amazing hike. Little icy but not too bad, I would say an average hike. Feel free to see the video on my channel: Tony Semenyuta https://youtu.be/uzqvkunMBsQ

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