Oregon Butte

Pomeroy, Washington 99347

Oregon Butte

Oregon Butte Professional Review and Guide

"The Oregon Butte Trail leads you through fragrant ponderosa pine forests and wildflower-splashed meadows to grand views on the summit of the highest point in Washington’s Blue Mountains. The moderate climb offers plenty of solitude, and at the summit you’ll find a historic fire lookout, still active today, and far-ranging views stretching into nearby Oregon and Idaho.

Oregon Butte, the apex of the Blue Mountains, offers a scenic introduction to the remote backcountry of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.Along the trail you’ll pass through forests and meadows en route to sweeping ridgetop views where you can survey the landscape stretching from the hazy wheat fields of the Columbia Plateau in the west to the peaks of Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness to the south. If you're looking for more exploration, numerous springs, abundant possible campsites, and a wide choice of cross-country side trips along the high ridges beyond Oregon Butte offer ample incentive for an extended backpack trip. Adventurous hikers can continue following the trail for 13 more miles to the Wenaha River, just over the state line in Oregon."

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Trail Information

Pomeroy
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
1,250 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
July through mid-October
Season
Umatilla National Forest, Pomeroy Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Oregon Butte
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018