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Sutton in the sun!

Started at 09:15, so it was already getting warm. Took a bit to find the parking area as there are NO SIGNS that this the…

Double Butte

I arrived at the lower trailhead around 5 AM. It was a fairly chilly start to the hike. In the mid 30s at the trailhead.…

Burn baby burn

The weather, views and first 2.5 miles were A+! The last mile and 700 vert was snow covered and the trail was buried. We were…

It’s a Butte!

We’ve been putting this hike off waiting for a clear day. We were not disappointed. It was a lovely Sunday morning. We started our hike…

Clear and Beautiful

While this hike had a lot of people on it, the day was sunny, clear and just the right temperature. We were able to see…

Black Butte from the Bottom Up

My dog and I hiked from the lower trailhead. It was our first time starting at the bottom.  The weather was hot by our standards.…

Black butte sunset

Went up black butte for sunset. We completed this a few months back in snowshoes but it was cloudy and there wasn’t a view so…

Black Butte

Beautiful clear day!  Went early so crowds were minimal.

Black Butte

An amazing walk through the woods topped off with an incredible view of the Oregon Cascades!  I highly recommend doing it in the later afternoon/evening.

Rainy Sutton Mountain

It started out as a beautiful day on the mellow trail up to Sutton Moutain.  There were wildflowers along the trail and the views became…

Maiden oh maiden

Wasn’t easy after I left the PCT, some snow patches easy to cross,on and off the trail. Got 19miles and around 10hrs on my feet.

Black Butte

Got an early start as the day was going to be in the 90’s. Hammered it out in just a few hours. Could see all…

Black butte!

Beautiful morning! Did the 4 miler and it was uphill the entire time but worth the views. Great start to our challenge.

Butte-iful Day

We unfortunately arrived at 9:30 am with the crowds but it was so beautiful we didn’t care. The views were amazing and there were a…

Sutton mountain

It was a beautiful hike with plenty of wildflowers.  There were tons of cicadas chirping. The directions for getting there were spot on

Holy Black Butte

Very well maintained trail mostly in the shade.It is wild worth to start from the lower TH, loved it all the way.

Sch*enkes Butteing

I liked this hike. The trees are beautiful and it was clear – could see the sisters, Jefferson, Hood and as far as Adams.

Abandoned Sutton

Picked a great day for this hike. First 2 miles on a bumpy cow path, rest of trail on nice grassland. Was just me and…

Black Butte

My first time hiking Black Butte from the lower trailhead. 10.75 miles RT. Beautiful but somewhat chilly day.

Black Butte

Weather wasn’t great but at least it wasn’t raining!

Black Butte

A great, fun after work evening hike starting at the lower trailhead with my friend Emily who is also part of this hiking challenge. It…

Black Butte

Nice hike, a bit chilly at the top due to wind. The road was in good condition.

“Wilderness 4 Life” Hike #1

Nice easy uphill trail to the top . Sunny ,no wind no rain woo hoo! .All our white capped mountain in surround sound formation !…

Black Butte

Was returning from the valley and though, “why not?” The skies were mostly clear, the view is always worth it!!

Early season calf burner

The first real hike of the season (other than some Smith Rock adventures) got the calves burning. The weather was perfect for hiking (temps in…

Sutton Mountain fun

Beautiful day up Sutton Mountain. We caught the wildflowers and some mud but overall I was a nice stroll. My 10 year old had a…

Sutton Mountain

My partner Emily and I enjoyed this moderate but beautiful hike.  We encountered rain, thunder, and lightening near the summit which illuminated the valley below. …

Sutton Mountain

Finding road was little challenging. Was very muddy as it rained day before & during hike. Hike gradual incline with wildflowers and gorgeous views of…

Sutton

Great hike. The directions were spot on using the website info. Trailhead very easy to miss unless you look for it specifically. Beautiful flowers but…

Great ROI

It was mostly overcast, which was great since it got to be over 70 degrees F and there’s no shade, but I did get to…

Beautiful views!

Beautiful views with map references to label all the peaks!  Snow at top, used Yaks to get through.

Black butte

Beautiful views at top of a short but challenging hike!

Black Butte for the 3rd Time

Beautiful hike up Black Butte from the lower trailhead. My third time up for 2022. The wildflowers are not out yet, and there is still…

Sutton Mountain, central Oregon

Jeep track for a bit, then cross country to the top. Had to slide under barbed wire gate at the beginning because I couldn’t open…

Black Butte

Trail in good condition. Snow at the very top

Two hundred miles away…

It was clear enough today to see Mt Adams, nearly 200 miles from Black Butte. Temps were perfect and winds were low. Snow starts as…

Black Butte

Beautiful day to summit Black Butte. We started from the lower trailhead. Didn’t hit snow until near the top but hikeable. Just hiked in some…

Black Butte the long way

Gorgeous views today with a short but slippery section of snow just before the summit. Popular trail today from the upper trailhead, mostly had the…

Sutton Mountain in bloom

The trail head for Sutton is tucked between some trees along the creek – you can see it clearly using the GPS on the OregonHikers…

Black Butte

Intermittent clouds and sprinkles, but still a great day. Snow was soft and only at the top. Easy to navigate.

Sutton with Patches

Great day. Met Patches 2.0 (ranch dog) who guided us up an back). Near the top, on the southwest slope, found cacti with pink flowers…

Sutton Mt. W/ friendly furry guide

We drove past the trailhead entrance 3 times before spotting it between the brush. We started our hike just after 10 am under a partly…

In the Clouds on Black Butte

Great hike with the Bend Hiking Meetup! The trail is snow-free until about the last quarter mile, where I donned microspikes. Perfect weather for hiking,…

All of a Sutton

Beautiful hike, wonderful views up top. It is windy with little tree coverage for planning your hike. As of today, very little mud, and the…

Black Butte

I took advantage of a clear window of blue skies.  I actually had been backpacking on the Metolious and ended my journey with the summit…

I like Black Butte and I Cannot Lie

Wonderful clear spring day in central Oregon!  The only snow encountered on the hike was on the final 0.25 miles and was passable for all…

Patch the dog on Sutton Mtn

Difficult to find parking lot & trail. Best part was the ranch dog Patch at the house near the start of the trail decided to…

Black Butte

First hike in a couple months, about 10 miles and 3500 feet of elevation gain. It kicked my butt, altogether took about 4 hours and…

Sutton Mountain Hike

Little muddy on the way up but mostly dried out by the time we headed down. Not a ton of wildflowers but a few. Beautiful…

Sutton Mountain

Trailhead was not marked but easy to find just after mile marker 15 on road 207. trail was muddy and a little slippery but dried…

Sutton Mountain Expedition

This was a remote and beautiful hike. The sky was sunny and the temperature was comfortable.  The trail wasn’t particularly busy. I crossed paths with…

Sutton Mountain

This was a beautiful day, and we only saw a few people.  The trailhead is hard to find, but given that this is partially private…

Sutton Mountain

Sutton Mountain is technically a wilderness study area.  It is a large cow pasture with no trails and the “mountain” is really a ridge with…

Blue skies for this Black Butte(y)

Such a beautiful day to hike Black Butte! I have attempted once before but turned back as the weather had changed & we weren’t prepared…

Sutton Mountain

Made the hike up Sutton Mountain knowing it might rain off and on during the day. The trip had to be pre-planned so weather was…

Winded on Sutton

Sutton Evie (dog) and I got to the trailhead between 7:30 and 8:00 AM. There was a slight moment of confusion as I had driven…

Beautiful Black Butte

Gorgeous day on Black Butte. Started the hike with Jeff and David from the lower trailhead making for a long day on the Butte. The…

Bluebird Day on Black Butte

Great day for hiking Black Butte! Started at the lower trailhead hiking with Ethan and David. Very little snow until we reached the upper trailhead,…

Sutton Mountain 2-06-2022

Beautiful day for a hike with my sister.  The trail parking was easily passed so watch it. There is a mildly barded wire gate to…

Sunny Sunday on Sutton Mountain

Arrived at the trailhead a few minutes before 9 am on Sunday. There is a wire gate that you can open, but be sure to…

There’s Sutton In The Air

The trail was fairly muddy but we were able to walk the edges of the path to avoid the mud. The trail was easy to…

Black Butte the hard way!

Road to the Upper trailhead was impassable so we ended up starting at the lower trailhead making this a 10 mile hike. Hiked the 1st…

Black Butte dressed in white

We started our hike in spikes and switched to snowshoes the last mile up. It was a complete white out at the summit, we didn’t…

Don’t give up looking!

Since the route details have not yet been posted, plus we started before sunrise, it was a little difficult to find the trailhead. No signage…

Sutton Mountain

Three of us “Trail Sisters” who are ALL registered for the Six Peak Challenge, began the hike at 6:30 a.m. and saw the sun rise…

Sutton Mountain #1

We started our hike at 6:30 a.m. with headlamps.  The trail had snow most of the way up and was a chilly 30 degrees.  We…

Mount Bachelor

Perfect weather for a winter ascent of mount Bachelor!

Skinning up to summit of Mt. Bachelor

Beautiful blue bird day to try and summit Mt. Bachelor. Started at West Village at the base and skinned up Leeway which is the designated…

Sutton mountain snow hike

Hike would be better in the spring. It was tough with snow drifts and extreme wind today. I will do it again in the spring!