Oregon Butte

Pomeroy, Washington

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
The Oregon Butte Trail leads you through fragrant ponderosa pine forests and wildflower-splashed meadows to grand views on the summit of the highest point in Washington’s Blue Mountains. The moderate climb offers plenty of solitude, and at the summit you’ll find a historic fire lookout, still active today, and far-ranging views stretching into nearby Oregon and Idaho. Oregon Butte, the apex of the Blue Mountains, offers a scenic introduction to the remote backcountry of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.Along the trail you’ll pass through forests and meadows en route to sweeping ridgetop views where you can survey the landscape stretching from the hazy wheat fields of the Columbia Plateau in the west to the peaks of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness to the south. If you're looking for more exploration, numerous springs, abundant possible campsites, and a wide choice of cross-country side trips along the high ridges beyond Oregon Butte offer ample incentive for an extended backpack trip. Adventurous hikers can continue following the trail for 13 more miles to the Wenaha River, just over the state line in Oregon.
Hiking Washington

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Hiking Washington

by Ron Adkison & David Wortman (Falcon Guides)

The Oregon Butte Trail leads you through fragrant ponderosa pine forests and wildflower-splashed meadows to grand views on the summit of the highest point in Washington’s Blue Mountains. The moderate climb offers plenty of solitude, and at the summit you’ll find a historic fire lookout, still active today, and far-ranging views stretching into nearby Oregon and Idaho.

Oregon Butte, the apex of the Blue Mountains, offers a scenic introduction to the remote backcountry of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.Along the trail you’ll pass through forests and meadows en route to sweeping ridgetop views where you can survey the landscape stretching from the hazy wheat fields of the Columbia Plateau in the west to the peaks of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness to the south. If you're looking for more exploration, numerous springs, abundant possible campsites, and a wide choice of cross-country side trips along the high ridges beyond Oregon Butte offer ample incentive for an extended backpack trip. Adventurous hikers can continue following the trail for 13 more miles to the Wenaha River, just over the state line in Oregon.

©  Ron Adkison & David Wortman/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Pomeroy
Distance: 6
Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3.5 hours
Season: July through mid-October
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Oregon Butte
Driving Directions: Directions to Oregon Butte

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018