Deer Butte Trail #3508

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

Operational Hours:  
Permit Info: There are two types of entry permits required between June 15 and October 15 for entering the Mt. Washington Wilderness from this trailhead.
  • Overnight Use
  • Day Use
    • Free, self-issue Wilderness Permit (available at the trailhead) between June 15 and October 15.
Check out for more information or call 1-877-444-6777.
Usage: Light-Medium
Water: Requires treatment at intermittent springs; potholes early in season
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


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General Notes:

Grazing for stock is limited.

Close to:


Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate


Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Horse Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



  Area/Length : 
8 miles

  Elevation : 
4000 feet