Black Butte (Oregon) Climber's Log

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calipidder - Jun 22, 2022 4:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2022

From the Lower Trailhead  Sucess!

Steady climb from lower TH - I prefer the longer hike and it avoids the crowded main TH.


royanderson - Sep 24, 2020 2:32 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2020

Easy Walk   Sucess!

Great view, although obscured by smoke and overcast skies; easy trail for my dog.


scbeam - Jul 4, 2019 3:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2019

Great Morning on the Butte!  Sucess!

Beautiful morning. Lots of wildflowers, very clear sky. We could even see Mt. Adams. Great hike with my wife!

Jerry L

Jerry L - Oct 11, 2018 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2018

Great Hike !  Sucess!

The old fire tower (cupola) was awesome.


rmick25 - Aug 4, 2018 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2016

Well that took awhile to get around too.   Sucess!

Nice enough hike. Don't recommend doing it on a hot day though.

wintersdoor - Sep 22, 2017 2:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2017

Group expedition  Sucess!

Hiked up with the dogs and a group of historians and archaeologists. Dogs got way too hot and there is not any water along the route. Ran out much quicker than I expected. Hot and exposed in the summer. But, man, great views. Also an interesting old fire lookout at top.


gimpilator - Oct 7, 2016 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2016

12 peaks in 2 days  Sucess!

A solo trip which I started with Misery Ridge at Smith Rock. From there I stopped for a hike up Black Butte on my way to Crater Lake. At the lake I hiked up the 5 primary peaklets around the lake and a few minor ones before driving to Yamsay Mountain for the final hike. See the trip report.


96avs01 - Sep 12, 2016 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2016

Acclimatization Hike  Sucess!

Hike from the lower trailhead. Great views, and very interesting history of the fire observatory activities.


boisedoc - Aug 22, 2016 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2016

nice trail  Sucess!

another short outing while in Bend. I was surprised by the number of people out on this trail. Interesting old forest service lookout on top. The view of Mt Jefferson is impressive. I definitely support going early if it is summer as it can get toasty on the trail


calipidder - May 7, 2016 7:14 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2016

Gorgeous spring hike  Sucess!

Perfect morning hike before it got warm outside.


ericnoel - Sep 9, 2015 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2015

Black Butte  Sucess!

Pleasant but warm hike.


Dundeel - May 26, 2015 12:50 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Wknd  Sucess!

Nearly 200 hikers on the mountain with me. The FS is discouraging people from going near the tower and staff yurt.


a_y_brown - Feb 22, 2015 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2014

With the fam  Sucess!

Hiked the 10-miler with my parents and grandparents as well as a few cousins and my brother. It was my grandparents' 50th anniversary. Awesome that they're still crushing backcountry!

Gregpdx - Dec 3, 2014 8:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

Nice hike, but hot  Sucess!

Nice hike, but the sun was bearing down on me at 11am. Probably around 90 degrees. Great clear views from the top.


bmwboarder7 - Oct 13, 2014 11:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2014

Beautiful  Sucess!

Nice short hike with great views. I got a decent workout in by carrying my one-year old daughter up to the top. Was nice to enjoy some October sunshine.


Walkoutnow - Oct 6, 2014 12:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2014

Worth it  Sucess!

We stopped by to hike this summit on the way back to Washington, and it was very much worth it. Nice quick hike with panoramic views. Only took an hour to get up - only draw back is the nasty dirt road to get up to the TH.


locke456 - Sep 21, 2014 3:26 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2014

Great bang for your buck, so to speak :)  Sucess!

Much steeper grade than we expected, but gorgeous. It was an early spring day, windy and with grey clouds that covered the tips of the peaks all around us, but that somehow suited the hike perfectly. Great little dayhike.


scgrant - Jul 26, 2014 12:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2014

Black Butte  Sucess!

Nice little hike up to the top of this one. We were able to see South and North Sister, Mount Washington, as well as Mount Jefferson but the views were very obscured in the haze of recent forest fires.


emilie - Apr 18, 2014 7:44 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2014

Lovely hike!  Sucess!

Awesome hike and fantastic views. Some snow at the top but snowshoes weren't needed.


slfoo2 - May 28, 2013 1:59 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2013

Nice quick peak tag  Sucess!

Great fast hike up and a nice run down. Beautiful frost on the buildings at the top. Top was socked in, so not really any spectacular views.

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