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rmick25Great night on summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2013


Hiked nice loop, with hitchhike on road, from south fork of the Mckenzie to Olallie Butte and down French Pete Creek.
Posted Feb 11, 2015 5:19 pm

calebEOCTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2014


Drove in from Hood River via the Skyline Road, not too difficult to find your way but its a lot of driving and things aren't signed very well further in. Nice hike, quite a few other people hiking this nice late summer day which was surprising all the way out here. Saw three mountain goats off the north ridge of the mountain.
Posted Sep 15, 2014 7:19 pm

gregliefGreat view of Mount Jefferson!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2012


On one hand it is a shame that this trail is not maintained. But on the other hand, it keeps the number of visitors very low. We enjoyed views from Mount Hood and Rainier to the north down to Three Sisters.
Posted Aug 4, 2013 9:19 pm

Bob BurdOlallie Butte Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2012

Bob Burd

Along with the CoHP on the NE side. Trip Report.
Posted Sep 20, 2012 6:55 pm

Nick TurturaBring a map  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

Nick Turtura

Bring a map, because the native american reservation is still a pain in the back side with the removal of signs. Even the Olallie Rd. indication had to be painted on the asphalt so no one could tear it down. We weren't bother at all, however I wasn't sure I was in the right place until the trees cleared 500 feet from the top. Very lame attitude. Great views of Jeff and the crew.
Posted Jul 13, 2012 2:01 am

sastarOlallie Butte Trail, Sunny and cool  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010
Good climb with friend Evan. Saw only a few other people on the trail. A descent amount of snow still covering the trail in places but didn't have to much trouble picking the trail back up. A cool wind was blowing on top. Excellent views of Jefferson and Hood. Could barely see St. Helens and Adams behind Hood and the Three Sisters peaking to the left of Jefferson.
Posted Jul 24, 2010 1:38 am

apachedinoFrom the "Rez" side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2008


I came up from the Warm Springs Indian Reservation side and highly recommend it, the cliffs on the east side are dramatic and the views are open with Jefferson in your face, once you get to the ridge (about 1/2 way). There is also a small section of fine old growth forest at the base. The problem is that the natives don't really like outsiders on their land. I was a student at their clinic and new some of the people fishing at trout lake at the bottom and so was not hassled, but others may be. Buying a fishing permit would enable you to fish the lake at the bottom and you could also climb the peak. That said, if you want to climb from this side take th etrout lake turnoff (about 9 mile from warm springs town) it is a well marked road and just follow it to the very end never turning off. You can frequently see Olallie in the distance. The trail is also marked just park at the road end at the4 edge of the lake and follow the trail a short distance to where a sign marks a fork in the trail, take the up hill right fork and climb to the ridge. The trail is faint in places, but marked with ribbon until the ridge when it is obvious where to go.
Posted Nov 30, 2008 6:20 pm

BSPclimberOlallie Butte trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007


A nice late summer hike. Beautiful day, temp around 60, no clouds. The summit is a cool area,lots of rock formations on the east side, and the platform for the old lookout on the N side. The platform area is about 5 feet higher than the spot on the south side with the cairn, according to my GPS altimeter. Up in 1:45, 20 min on the summit, 1:10 down. Recommended.
Posted Sep 21, 2007 10:58 pm

outdoorgirlOlallie Butte Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2005


Enjoyed the sun at the top for a while and views of the lakes. Climbed around on some rocks and loved seeing the neighboring peaks!
Posted May 2, 2006 1:09 am

Karl HelserRoute Climbed: Olallie Butte Trail Date Climbed: Sept. 24th 2005  Sucess!

Karl Helser

Colleen & I huffed this one in about 1.25 hr. Summit stay of about 2.5 hours. Climbed & explored some outcroppings on the southwestern side. We had full on sun but was a bit chilly because of the cool Fall breeze. I was amazed at how large the summit area was. I love this volcanic stuff...
Posted Sep 26, 2005 7:55 pm

Don NelsenRoute Climbed: main trail/bushwhack Date Climbed: June 12th, 2005  Sucess!

Don Nelsen

Ran into snow at 6000 and decided to go more or less staight up to the ridge. Followed that to the summit for awesome views. The June sun was beating down on 6 inches of rime deposited in the trees the night before so we got pretty soaked on the way up. We dried out and warmed up and had a great day.
Posted Jun 13, 2005 8:38 pm

annaleiserabinekRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 15, 2004  Sucess!


Another nice day with Cornvallis. Oh yeah, the mountain and views were nice too.
Posted Jun 7, 2005 7:00 pm

CornvallisRoute Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: August 15, 2004  Sucess!


Nice little hike with Shelby. T-storms threatened, but never materialized. Nice view of Jeff, a week ago we were sitting up there. Forgot to bring the car charger for the camera so no pics. Nice day, long summit stay, had the place to ourselves.
Posted Aug 16, 2004 1:35 am

M and N DenyerRoute Climbed: Olallie Butte Trail Date Climbed: October 6, 2001  Sucess!

M and N Denyer

Did this hike with Brian Jenkins. Great hike with incredible views of Mt. Jefferson. There are also neat rock outcroppings to scramble around on at the summit.
Posted Mar 30, 2004 1:20 pm

hkutukRoute Climbed: Olallie Butte Trail Date Climbed: November 15, 2003  Sucess!


As Jim described it below, we ran into plenty of fresh powder and very low visibility higher up that we simply went straight up through the trees until there was some kind of emptiness in front of us. This must have been the north ridge, which we then followed until we found the old lookout. It was good that we had placed wands because our tracks had almost disappeared after the short lunch break at the summit. After this weekend's storm, snowshoes will become useful. Well, winter is definitely here.
Posted Nov 17, 2003 12:37 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Olallie Butte Trail Date Climbed: July 20, 2003  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

My wife and I were the two who joined Dean on this hike. It was thoroughly enjoyable in the morning and on the summit, but got a little hot while going down to the HP of Wasco County, climbing back up outta there to the north ridge, and hiking down the trail. All in all a very fun day with fantastic views.
Posted Jul 21, 2003 11:56 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: Standard trail Date Climbed: 7-20-03  Sucess!


A nice hike to an outstanding viewpoint. The view over to Mt. Jefferson is worth the hike and the views down to the lakes below as well as back towards Mt. Hood and the surrounding countryside is amazing. There were three in my group, rfbolton and his wife whose goal was to capture the highpoint of Wasco county on the northeastern side of the Butte, about a thousand feet below the summit. Take water as this can be a hot hike.
Posted Jul 21, 2003 10:34 pm

cmc56789Route Climbed: Olallie Butte Trail Date Climbed: July 12, 2003  Sucess!


a pretty easy hike on a partly cloudy day. Both hood and Jefferson's summits were blocked by clouds, but had nice views of the lakes and nearby area including a large section of dead trees from a past forest fire. there were some pretty neat rock formations to the southeast of the summit, one of which had a hole through it. saw a total of 4 other people on the trail.
Posted Jul 13, 2003 1:17 am

dkantolaRoute Climbed: Olallie Butte Trail Date Climbed: October 12, 2002  Sucess!


Risking the wrath of the Warm Springs Tribe, I hiked this butte on a windy autumn day. Winds were 50+ mi/hr on the summit, gusting higher. A little snow coated the trail. Neat old collapsed lookout building on the summit.
Posted Jun 29, 2003 2:13 am

Brian JenkinsRoute Climbed: Olallie Butte Trail Date Climbed: Multiple  Sucess!

Brian Jenkins

10/6/01 - Great Autumn day for hiking. Nice trail and we only saw one other party on it all day. Great views of Hood and Jefferson and some fun crags up top to play around on.

7/17/05 - Hiked with my girlfriend. Hot day in the 90's. Windy and cold up top though. Tried to descend fast and I think it is going to cost her several toenails. Oh that sucks. Only downside to the day. Great views of 9 stratovolcanoes from Broken Top to Rainier.
Posted Oct 6, 2001 9:19 pm

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