Black Butte

Portland, Oregon

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This trail leads to the top of one of Central Oregon’s best-known landmarks, 6,436 foot Black Butte. The summit includes three historic fire lookouts and fantastic views of several Cascade peaks to the west. Interpretive signs en route to the summit point out native plant and tree species. Black Butte rises 6,436 feet above the Central Oregon landscape. This well-known geological landmark, a 1.5-million-year-old stratovolcano, was created by numerous basaltic lava flows over hundreds of years. Because Black Butte stands in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, it has not been exposed to the eroding forces of wind and water like its neighboring peaks and has therefore managed to maintain its conical shape.
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by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

This trail leads to the top of one of Central Oregon’s best-known landmarks, 6,436 foot Black Butte. The summit includes three historic fire lookouts and fantastic views of several Cascade peaks to the west. Interpretive signs en route to the summit point out native plant and tree species.

Black Butte rises 6,436 feet above the Central Oregon landscape. This well-known geological landmark, a 1.5-million-year-old stratovolcano, was created by numerous basaltic lava flows over hundreds of years. Because Black Butte stands in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, it has not been exposed to the eroding forces of wind and water like its neighboring peaks and has therefore managed to maintain its
conical shape.

© 2017 Adam Sawyer/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 3.8
Elevation Gain: 1,538 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3-5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District, Pine Street and Highway 20, Sisters; (541) 549-7700; www.fs.usda.gov/main/centraloregon/home
Local Maps: USGS Black Butte
Driving Directions: Directions to Black Butte

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