Maxwell Butte Trail #3391


A gradual climb through Douglas-Fir, Western Hemlock, Mountain Hemlock, true Fir forest. Trail connects with Lava Lakes Trail #3433 near Twin Lakes. From the junction trail winds up to the top of Maxwell Butte which has excellent views of the Cascades.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:

New for 2020, trails in Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use. Learn more.

Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Closest Towns: Marion Forks, Idanha and Detroit, Oregon
Water: Water from streams and lakes should be filtered or treated.
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information

General Notes:

Map of Maxwell Butte trail


3 - 4 vehicles


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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate


Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
3760 - 6230