Black Butte (Oregon) Climber's Log

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Coyotzin - Aug 21, 2010 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

black butte  Sucess!

ti was a good hike to the top of black butte but, it was a very hot to the top. and on the way down i felt better & that 4 mile hike felt like a 8 mile hike.


Curtissimo - Aug 16, 2010 3:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010

my favorite beer  Sucess!

road getting pretty rough for a family car on the last mile or so. wierd constructions on top are very Oregon Nuveau. views north to "Jefferson", Wy-East (Hood), & Pah-to (Adams), + 3 Fingered Jack, "Mt. Washington", 2 of 3 Sisters, & Broken Top.

Brian C

Brian C - Jul 12, 2010 8:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010

Dusty  Sucess!

Good workout but I don't know if the dust will ever come out of my shoes!


BeDrinkable - Oct 4, 2009 12:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2009

via the trail  Sucess!

Short but sweet. Weather was just starting to blow in and unfortunately it was a pretty smoky day. But still, the views from the top are something else.


ScreamingBanschees - Aug 29, 2009 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

Got Mama to the top  Sucess!

Great Warm up hike 3rd time this year The wife got great pics


ericwillhite - Aug 18, 2009 3:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

Nice trail and Lookouts  Sucess!

Hiked up with my 1 year old early in morning. Fire guy let me up lookout to discuss how he could get his one year old son to hike as well as mine. Pictures and map at


DharmaBum1984 - Jan 9, 2009 1:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Black Butte Trail  Sucess!

Hiked with my college roommates, drank Black Butte Porters on the summit after chilling them in the last remaining patch of snow.


apachedino - Nov 30, 2008 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2008

Amazing  Sucess!

Spectacular view for such an easy hike. Nice big old growth Ponderosa Pines. Couple inches of snow on the top and rhime a couple inches thick covering everything. Despite the recent storm activity I had clear views from Broken top all the way to Mount Adams peeking over the clouds int he distance. It doesn't hurt to summit at sunset either....amazing.


Pallando - Nov 24, 2008 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2008

Been up countless times  Sucess!

I live in Sisters, so I've been up and down who knows how many times. But my favorite was a spur of the moment decision with a friend. We devised our plan and within an hour had parked our car and started up at about midnight. For a good portion, we ran up, and because the trail starts to high up we made it to the top in no time. I just brought my sleeping bag which I kept on my back with a runner of webbing around my shoulders like a chest harness. We slept some, and then got up at dawn to admire the mountains, then headed back down because we both had to work early.


BCJ - Sep 10, 2008 11:13 pm

Several times  Sucess!

Been up a number of times. The view of the surrounding peaks is beautiful.


Bombchaser - Mar 3, 2008 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Dec 8, 2007

Long Approach  Sucess!

I summited starting a long approach form the west because of deep snow, and eventually connecting in with the cimbers trail. The weather was snowing, high winds at summit, and a record storm moving into area. There was approximately two feet of snow. Trip was 11.80 miles long, and took 5.25 hours round trip.

johnny72k - Nov 21, 2007 2:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2007

quick hike  Sucess!

fast hike up, ran back down. nice views and something really nice to do if you only have an hour or two


Clodhopper - Sep 3, 2007 9:00 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2003

Climbed right up.  Sucess!

We walked right up the side. I worked at Black Butte Ranch for 2years and finally just dropped everything and walked up the side.

Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Sep 26, 2006 2:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2006

Black Butte trail  Sucess!

Saw a gopher snake and probably 100 chipmunks while hiking the trail.


osatrik - Aug 15, 2006 6:21 am

1962  Sucess!

Climbed during a family week at Camp Sherman when I was in high school.


BSPclimber - Aug 2, 2006 5:27 am

Black Butte trail Dates climbed: July 1976 and June 1990  Sucess!

First ascent was with my brother, and the second was with my future wife. I remember trying to climb the lookout on the 1976 ascent, made it about 40 feet up and chickened out!


mountaingazelle - Jun 18, 2006 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2006

Black Butte  Sucess!

This was the only mountain that was totally visible in the clouds so I decided to climb it. The Central Cascades were being hit by a storm. I still had a good view though. There is a fire lookout and other buildings on the summit.


calebEOC - Jun 18, 2006 2:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2006

Picked up a hitchhiker  Sucess!

Found a tick on my leg, first one I have picked up since I was a little kid ages ago. Other than that I made sure to feed the gluttonous chipmunks at top and play in the 10 foot wide snowpatch that remained on the north side of the mountain. Could make out Adams today, first time I have been able to see it from Central Oregon. Took my ex-fiancees girls along for the hike, they have been dying to hike Black Crater, but this had to do for today.

Hiked up in the evening to see if Black Crater Forest Fire was still visible. Could only see smoke plumes, looked like the fire is largely out.


outdoorgirl - May 31, 2006 6:51 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2006

Black Butte Trail  Sucess!

A great family climb for Memorial Day Weekend...a little chilly at the top, when the sky turned grey and the wind started blowing. Snow in patches with pieces of ice falling off of the lookout. Fun to finally get to the top of that "big hill" we always pass on our way home from Central Oregon!

Mr. Clam

Mr. Clam - Mar 21, 2006 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2006

Route Climbed: Road/Bush wack  Sucess!

I thought I was just going on a 2 hour hike to the summit, but when I got to the road that leads to the trail head it was coverd in snow. I decided to hike along the road which started out with light snow, but eventually i was sinking knee deep. After the 5 mile hike to the trail head i was running out of time and decided to just head strait up the mountain to the summit. This proved to be a long bush wack through deep powder (up to my waist in some spots), and to top it off i was wearing dress pants and fishing boots. When i finally summited it started to snow. I would recommend summiting when there is less snow.

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