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Black Butte Trail

Black Butte Trail


Page Type: Route

Location: Oregon, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 44.39960°N / 121.6345°W

Object Title: Black Butte Trail

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: Popoff

Created/Edited: Oct 29, 2002 / Feb 11, 2005

Object ID: 157264

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Turn off Highway 22 on the Green Ridge Road (5.5 miles west of Sisters and 2.5 miles east of Black Butte Ranch). Follow Road 11 north for about 4 miles, and then turn left onto Road 1110 (gravel) for 5.1 miles to a parking area at the end of the road. This is the Black Butte Trailhead.

Route Description

The trail is often crowded in the summer (about 80-100 people, on average, climb Black Butte in July and August). The trail is also usually hot and dusty. Follow the trail. After 1.1 mile, you will reach a burned area, with many standing snags. Follow the trail about 0.8 mile upward to the summit. This last portion of the trail is the steepest part, but it can be managed easily. Once at the summit, views extend from Mount Hood in the northwest to the Three Sisters in the southwest. You can also look down the mountain to the southwest to the resort of Black Butte Ranch. Round-trip is about 3.8 miles.

Essential Gear

Water is an absolute necessity. There is none available along the trail, and, in the summer, the temperature can top 100 degrees F.

Miscellaneous Info

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