Wagner Butte Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson County, Oregon. It is within Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 4,971 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,577 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint.
Wagner Butte Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Wagner Butte towers directly above the Bear Creek Valley immediately west of Medford and Ashland. At 7,140 feet, it’s right next to and only 200 feet lower than Mount Ashland, the Siskiyous’ highest peak. If you’ve ever wished there were a wilderness trail to the top of Mount Ashland instead of a network of roads, consider tackling Wagner Butte. The trailhead lies just 10.5 miles from downtown Talent. Highlight: The highest hikeable mountain overlooking Bear Creek Valley."
--Art Bernstein, Hiking Oregon's Southern Cascades and Siskiyous (Falcon Guides).
"This is a strenuous trail, but the reward is a stunning view of almost the entire world from the concrete base of a dismantled Forest Service fire lookout perched on granitic (granitelike) bedrock."
--Ellen Morris Bishop, Best Hikes with Dogs: Oregon (The Mountaineers Books).
Sign in/up to upload photos.