Oregon and West Buttes

Pomeroy, Washington 99347

Oregon and West Buttes

Oregon and West Buttes Professional Review and Guide

"Hike to a historic ?re lookout set on the highest summit in Washington’s Blue Mountains. Look south to Oregon over high tableland ridges and deep forested canyons cut by waterways. Along the way, visit an obscure butte granting sweeping views—and throughout the hike marvel at flowered meadows and cool old-growth forest groves. Chances are always good for seeing some wild critters. Getting to the trailhead is the tough part—the hike is fairly easy, starting from a lofty elevation.

Locate the Mount Misery Trail, which travels east 13 miles across the rooftop of the Blues. Take it and immediately enter the 177,465-acre Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness in a mature forest of western larch. Thanks to these trees, the Blues turn gold come October."

More Oregon and West Buttes Professional Reviews and Guides

"Getting to the trailhead is the tough part. Now from a high starting point, enjoy a nice hike into a small section of the sprawling 177,465-acre Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness spanning the Blues in both Washington and Oregon. Starting from the Teepee Campground, which is generally pretty quiet except for deer and elk season, enjoy good views south into the Butte Creek drainage. Locate the Mount Misery Trail and start hiking. This trail travels 13 miles across the rooftop of the Blues, allowing for more day- hiking options (see Hikes 121 and 123) as well as for some fine backpacking."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
800 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Best mid-Jun–Nov
Umatilla NF, Pomeroy Ranger District, Pomeroy
Local Contacts
USFS, Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, Umatilla National Forest
Local Maps

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Nov 2018