Crater Butte Trail

  

The trail begins near the east end of Odell Lake at the Crater Butte Trailhead and ends at the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail #2000 near Marie Lake.

On its way west to the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 there are trail junctions with Fawn Lake Trail #44A (at Fawn Lake), Stag Lake Trail #44B, Whitefish Creek Trail #42, and Snell Lake Trail #43.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Wilderness Permits are required for both day-use and overnight travel in the Wilderness from Memorial Day weekend until Oct. 31. Permits are available at the trailhead.
Open Season: June
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Crescent, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Crescent Ranger District, Deschutes National Forest

General Information

Directions:

From Crescent, OR, travel 12.2 miles west on County Road 61, then 5.4 miles north on Hwy 58 to the Crater Butte trailhead at Odell Lake.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

See additional information under Backpacking.

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

This trail starts and ends in Douglas fir/white fir/mountain hemlock forest with lodgepole pines in between.  There is access to Fawn, Saddle, and Stag Lakes.


Horse Riding & Camping

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