Deer Butte Trail #3508

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Beginning at Robinson Lake Trailhead, Deer Butte Trail #3508 in a thick old growth mixed conifer forest, heading south to a junction with Robinson Lake Trail #4342. Past the junction, the trail continues south, entering the Mt. Washington Wilderness and passing to the west of Kuitan Lake. The trail continues through alpine forest south over fairly level terrain before passing Prince Lake and ending at Fingerboard Prairie Trailhead.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Starting in 2021, visitors to the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas may need a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight and day use. Learn more.
Operational Hours:  
Permit Info: Wilderness Permits required for visitors to the Mt. Washington Wilderness:
  • Day and Overnight visitors: Central Cascades Wilderness Permit required between Friday of Memorial Day weekend and the last Friday of September; reserve at or by calling 1-877-444-6777. Learn more.
  • Free, unlimited Wilderness self-issue permit required last Saturday of September until October 31 (available at trailhead)
Usage: Light-Medium
Water: Requires treatment at intermittent springs; potholes early in season
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

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  Area/Length : 
8 miles

  Elevation : 
4000 feet