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    Gray Butte Trail Number 852

    Crooked River National Grassland, Oregon
    Distance1.5mi
    Elevation Gain929ft
    Trailhead Elevation4,048ft
    Top4,272ft
    Elevation Min/Max4016/4272ft
    Elevation Start/End4048/4048ft

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    Pullman, WA
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    9/15/2009
    trail is in good shape and all. I was wanting to write this review to express the fun elevation gains and wonderful views. This run is to be taken a little more seriously than your average moderate mileage run. Have fun!!
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    Eagle Crest, OR
    Adventurer | 432 pts
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    6/5/2009
    This 3.8 mile there-and-back trail is a climb on a narrow, rocky path to an amazing viewpoint. It is about a 30 minute drive from Terrebonne to the trailhead (the approach road past Skull Hollow Campground is pretty rough in places, so drive slow) and about 1.75 hours of total walking time. Be careful in the second half of the loop; with the rapid climb and rocky path it is easy to roll an ankle. The W-NW view from the Gray Butte viewpoint is extraordinary and worth every minute of the climb, it's a great place to sit and collect your thoughts for a while (and watch a sunset if timed right). It does get pretty cold and windy at the top outside of summer so dress accordingly. The climb is consistent and gradual, making it an ideal medium fitness hike. Also a great trail for those who like seclusion--it's likely you won't run into another human on the trail (though you will see plenty of range cows). Overall the seclusion and scenery make this a trail I keep returning to.
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    Eagle Crest, OR
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    3/22/2009
    a very steady 5+ mile climb up to the north east corner of butte, loose rock on double track as well as lots of loose rock on single. Hourses have roughed up the trail on the way up. Steep decline that can be challenging. multiple man gates and open range so watch for cows. Also snakes
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    Trail Information

    Crooked River National Grassland
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    Crooked River National Grassland
    Parks
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    Easy
    Skill Level
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    Maps: Crooked River National Grassland map; USGS map: Gray Butte, OR
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