Deer Butte Trail #3508


This trail provides a good day hike or ride opportunity with a shuttle arranged at Robinson Lake Trailhead. The trail meanders through a moderately forested, sub-alpine ecosystem, accessing Kuitan and Robinson Lakes. This trail is on the western edge of the Mt. Washington Wilderness area.

At a Glance

Permit Info:
Usage: Light-Medium
Water: Requires treatment at intermittent springs; potholes early in season
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


From McKenzie Ranger Station, travel east on Hwy. 126 about 4 miles to Rd. 2649 (Scott Creek). Take Rd. 2649 about 8 miles to Rd. 676 (look for hiker symbol). Turn left and drive about ¼ mile to the end of the road and Fingerboard Prairie Trailhead. The trail can also be accessed from the Benson Trail No. 3502; Park at the Tenas Trailhead on Rd. 640. To access from the Robinson Lake Trailhead, travel east on Hwy 126 from the McKenzie Ranger Station to Rd. 2664 (Robinson Lake). Turn right and park at the trailhead about 4 miles down Rd. 2664.

General Notes:

Grazing for stock is limited.

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