Black Butte Trail


From the trailhead, the trail climbs steeply for two miles along a symmetrical volcano. The trail passes through a rich diversity of forest settings. Large "yellow-belly" ponderosa pines give way to mixed conifer and then subalpine vegetation. In the second mile of the hike, trees thin and unsurpassed mountain views emerge.

At a Glance

Restrictions: Mountain bikes & motorized use prohibited.
Passes: Black Butte Trailhead is a Recreation Fee Area.  Fee is season May 1st - September 30th.  Click here for passes that are accepted.

General Information


From Sisters,OR: 6.3 miles northwest on Hwy. 20, then 3.9 miles north on F.S. Rd. 11, then 5.5 miles west on F.S. Rd. 1110 to Black Butte Trailhead.



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  Area/Length : 
2.0 miles

  Elevation : 
4800 - 6440


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