Deception Butte Trail #3466

  

This 4.3 mile, physically challenging, moderate to difficult trail (2,400 feet elevation gain) starts at 1,200 feet just north of the Middle Fork Ranger Station where it is shared with a fitness trail. The trail heads north then goes west along the south side of Deception Creek. The trail follows Deception Creek for some distance, then climbs a steep ridge to Deception Butte. The view on top (3,600 ft.) is limited except toward the south.

The trail has been relocated to the south side of Deception Creek, and follows Deception Creek for some distance, then climbs a steep ridge to Deception Butte. The view on top is limited except toward the south. The trail passes large rocky outcrops, which provide an occasional good view along the way to the top. A steep side trail leads down from the top of the Butte to Forest Road 5847-549.  The trail is not recommended for mountain bikes, horses or motorcycles.

The trailhead has changed for this trail in the last few years from Hwy 58 to Forest Road 5850 just a short distance up this road to the trailhead on the right. The upper trailhead is not recommended for use. The trail from the upper trailhead up to Deception Butte is steep, rocky and slick. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The trail has been relocated to the south side of Deception Creek, and follows Deception Creek for some distance, then climbs a steep ridge to Deception Butte. The trailhead has changed for this trail in the last few years from Hwy 58 to Forest Road 5850 just a short distance up this road to the trailhead on the right. The upper trailhead is not recommended for use. The trail from the upper trailhead up to Deception Butte is steep, rocky and slick.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Westfir, OR
Information Center: Middle Fork Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:
  • Map of the Deception Butte Trail (geo-referenced PDF ~ 2.3 mb)
    This map shows the open and closed sections of the trail resulting from damage from the Deception Fire in 2014

Map of Deception Butte trail


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  Area/Length : 
4.3 miles

  Elevation : 
1200 feet - 3600 feet