Abbott Butte

Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain58ft
Trailhead Elevation5,229ft
Elevation Min/Max5182/5229ft
Elevation Start/End5229/5229ft

Abbott Butte

Abbott Butte is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Douglas County, Oregon. It is within Umpqua National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,229 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 58 feet. This trail connects with the following: Abbott Creek Road and Huckleberry Gap Road.

Abbott Butte Professional Reviews and Guides

"A short day hike in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness. The half-mile climb affords a commanding view of the surrounding area. Special attractions: Wonderful views.

Hike Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail 1470, an old dirt road leading to Windy Gap and the wilderness boundary at 0.7 mile. Continue another 1.3 miles to the junction of Abbott Butte. The half-mile climb affords a commanding view of the surrounding area. This is the second such lookout atop the butte, built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corp. Although it was last used on a regular basis in the 1960s, it was considered an emergency lookout until the time the area was designated wilderness in 1984. Although some districts have chosen to remove structures such as this, the Tiller Ranger District has decided to leave the historic structure as it is and let it crumple through natural processes. Those interested in hiking farther down the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Trail may want to continue another 1.4 miles to two small ponds inhabited by
beavers. Also, there’s a commanding view of Elephant Head, a unique rockformation."

"The Rogue–Umpqua Divide Wilderness is a narrow, 33,000-acre wilderness in the western Cascades west of Crater Lake National Park. This wilderness is full of dense forest and high ridges. The western Cascades are older than the high Cascades and the mountains are more eroded and lower elevation than the young volcanoes along the Cascade crest.

This wilderness scramble will provide you with a look at an unknown area with abundant spring wildflowers, dense mountain hemlock, and true fir."

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Trail Information

Umpqua National Forest
Nearby City
Umpqua National Forest
Skill Level
Umpqua National Forest, Tiller Ranger District; Rogue River National Forest, Prospect Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Abbott Butte
Local Maps

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Oct 2018