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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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Black Butte

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

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Black Butte

Quick hike up and back in 2 hours 15 minutes with about 20 of those spent exploring at the top. Beautiful views on a fairly…

A Neat, foggy ascent

The fog made this hike feel different than the other hikes on this list. You couldnt see very far but the butte itself was very…

Black Butte

Easy hike got it done really quickly and was the first of and down out of my group of three and it was really misty…

Washboard road: 1, dust shield: 0

Obviously, we found the road up to the trailhead rough on our car – too much washboard for too long. But potholes weren’t bad and…

Smokey night hike to Black Butte

The washboard on the road was really bad – it destroyed our dust shield and my nerves. We had a lot of smoke in the…

Black butte

Veary cold there, it got 46 at the top and very windy. It usually won’t be that cold though, we just went at a bad…

Hike to the Black Butte Summit

Our family hiked to the summit of Black Butte on August 7, 2021. The last 4 miles of driving to the trailhead are along a…

Apple Maps are not a Butte

Even though I read that others had trouble with getting to the trailhead, I still used Apple Maps and it took me to the wrong…

Black Butte

The trail was uphill the whole way with some coverage from the sun at the beginning of the hike. Unfortunately I didn’t know there is…

Black Butte #2

Planned this hike fairly early in the morning to beat the heat (was home by 11:00 am!).  The trail climbs steadily up throughout the hike. …

BLACK BUTTE

Reached the trailhead at 7:00am to beat the heat and the crowds. Only a couple cars in the parking lot. Took 1 hour to reach…

Hike #1 The Beginning

The hike was awesome! I hiked with my husband and two adult daughters. The weather was hot. We hiked mid day and it was about…

Now that’s a 360 view

The trail condition is fantastic! It does get a little loose on the way down and a touch dusty in the breeze. There is a…

Black Butte

The trail was in great condition. We started early this morning,  to avoid the heat. The parking lot had few cars when we arrived, and…

Back to Black! What a Beaut Butte!

This was my second visit and I was much faster in spite of soaking in the panorama and lollygagging over the flora and fauna. I…

Black Butte

Hike #1 Black Butte with a small group of friends. Beautiful sunny day!

Black Butte

It was a beautiful day for hiking! Sunny and warm with a few clouds covering the mountain view. 9.8 miles with 3,389 feet of elevation…

Delicious Black Butte

Beautiful day and no rain.  All the people on the trail were really friendly.  Awesome 360 views.

Black Butte Beauty

Weather was beautiful!  Dry trail, but not dusty due to rain earlier in the week.   Views of the 3 Sisters, Mt Washington, 3 Fingered Jack,…

Black Butte

It was a cloudy day but still a wonderful day and hike.

Black Butte (from the base)

This was so much fun.  I really did not plan for a 12 mile hike, but that is what the GPS said.  Great trail, great…

Black Butte

Great steep, but short hike! Worth the effort for the amazing views of the sisters!

Black Butte

Lower trail steeper & longer than I remember. New deck on top provides amazing views & perfect place to have lunch.

Black Butte

Great weather! Not too hot and not too cold at top if you bring a jacket.

Black Butte

Trail was great, small snowfield near top, but path was easy and didn’t need yaktrax or microspikes – hiking boots are recommended for that portion…

Upper Black Butte

One of the most gorgeous days ever!  Temperature cool but since it’s uphill all the way, this was definitely in our favor.there is a Turk…

Black Butte – 2 Down, 4 to Go

Beautiful day to hike Black Butte! 37 degrees at the trailhead (road to Upper TH is bumpy but clear of 99% of snow). A few…

Black Butte on a Beautiful Day

This was a spectacular hike from the bottom of the butte… so a 3000 foot elevation gain!  The first three miles were in the trees…

Hooked Upper to Lower at Black Butte

Lower trail on Easter Sunday was clear and beautiful. First home of the season, so I’m a bit out of shape and didn’t quite make…

White snow on Black Butte

Upper trail was beautiful most of the way. The Northwest switchback is still icy, but easily passed with caution or Yak Tracks on your shoes.…

Blustery Black Butte

Some snow on the way up and when we neared the summit the trail was covered in snow. We all found it very helpful to…

White Snow, Black Butte

Beautiful hike! A little bit of ice/snow on the road to the parking lot but drivable (Toyota RAV4, also saw a sedan parked). Packed/crunchy snow…

Black Butte Snow Shoe

We hiked this mountain on March 2nd for a birthday hike for yours truly. It was so beautiful in the snow and I highly recommend…

Sunny actually means socked in

We hoped the forecast was correct, but it was far from. Wanting to get some very, we started at the lower TH. A wonderful gradual…

Snowy summit @ Black Butte

Got to the trailhead at 9:45 am. Sunny and blue skies quickly turned to 30-40 mph winds and snow at the top. Found the yurt…

95% Boots 5% Snowshoes

It read 18 degrees on my car’s thermometer at the trail head. The trail was snow over dirt, snow over ice, and then windblown snow.…

Snow capped summit

Amazing clear weather and a fresh dusting of snow made for a beautiful hike!

Black Butte in the winter

Beautiful hike up the mountain. Used micro spike near the top. Few people. Cold sunny day.

Butte-tiful Black Butte

Absolutely gorgeous day! Bagging a Peak on the same day we experienced history with our first ever female and person of color Vice President just…

Black Butte Historic Trail #4026

Bluebird weather! Enjoyed the new viewing platform by the Cupola. The upper 2 miles of trail were icy. Microspikes helpful on the way up and…

Black Butte

Needed microspikes on the upper part

Black Butte

Trail mostly clear of snow until last quarter mile where it was completely covered all the way to the top. Fun walking around in the…

Working your butt for butte

Beautiful sunny day to hike black butte. Definitely needed layers with the wind chill. Kicked my butt, ready to get into shape for the south…

New Year’s Day hike up Black Butte

Partly Sunny.  Low 20’s.  Windy.  Trail was a combination of slush, snow, and a little ice.  Some small rocks helped with footing.  We hiked up…

Bluebird Day on Black Butte

Having hiked this trail many times in the past, I put it off til near the end of my Challenge. But very glad I did:…

#3 Black Butte

Started at the upper trail head, it was a beautiful and relatively easy hike, trail was well maintained, with identifiers for trees, plants and two…

A shirt black butte hike

My son and I hiked to the summit in about an hour and a half, maybe less. It was a nice, short hike. We started…

Black Butte in the fog

Cool temperatures.   When we got to the top, we were fogged in.  No views but still an enjoyable hike.

Black Butte

It was foggy on the way up which made for added drama when I reached the top and it cleared. Had the route to myself…

Black Butte

A great, quick hike. My partner and I completed this hike after work today, heading out around 4:15 pm. It was warm, but a nice…

Black Butte

Weather was perfect! Went in the afternoon today, warm sun and slight breeze. Great views of the Green Ridge fire to the NE of the…

Black Butte

Nice day to hike with Beth and Alan.  Much easier than Sisters for sure.  Very friendly ground squirrels enjoyed our snacks with us.  Weather good,…

Two Times is Better Than One

Apparently once wasn’t enough. Since we have several people in our run klub completing this peak challenge there is opportunity to hike/run when others have…

Black Butte Summit

Well maintained trail, Manzanita and Snowbrush lined the trail all the way up.  Clear blue skies, views all the way to Mount Hood today.

Black Butte Run

After a slight detour we hiked to the summit. Beautiful views! Ran back down to the base! #redmondoregonrunklub #hotaugust100milerunningchallenge

Triple B hike: Beautiful Black Butte

I started at 0745 with my two mini schnauzers. Steady climb to the top. Wildflowers are really blooming now. First half is forest covered, but…

First hike of the challenge

The lower part of the hike is shaded, the second part not so much! We got a late start and didnt see many people until…

Hiked Black Butte

It was really cold and windy up too but that was just because we picked a cold day. Also this place is fairly crowded.

Cloudy Black Butte

It was a bit cloudy and windy on Black Butte today, and I was really wishing for gloves on the descent, but it was a…

Sunny Black Butte

Perfect weather! The first 3 1/4 miles I only saw two other parties of 2 people. More people from the parking lot and up, but…

Interesting Weather!!!!

My hiking buddy Jo and I set off early from the bottom of the Butte around 830am. Not many parking spaces so parked on the…

Black Butte

Did it solo. Windy & snow flurries on the top

All Weather Experiencing of Black Butte

Trail conditions were great and the weather offered pretty much every condition except for heat! Was cloudy at the start, had a rain shower, stopped…

Black Butte Short route

We kinda cheated on this one. We wanted to start from the lower TH but time wouldn’t allow it. We started in the afternoon and…

Black Butte Hike

We’ve been to Black Butte many times, but we decided to check out the Lower Black Butte trail this time around for some additional elevation…

Blustery Black Butte

Got a late start this morning (bad idea). Got to the trailhead (super washboard rough, but passable without high clearance as long as you are…

Black butte Beauty

Short, Steep, and sweet hike! Fogged In at the top but still a great hike!

Black Butte

Lovely 70 degree day. Decided to do the hike after work kinda spontaneously. Forgot this was on the list!! Then saw a guy in the…

Historic Black Butte Trail 4026

Excellent day for a hike. Left Eugene at 9:30am. Arrived and began hiking by 11:45, 60 degrees at the base. 2 hrs 20 min to…

Black Butte

Drove up to the Black Butte Trailhead in my car. Never been up there in my life. The higher we went, the more snow on…

Black Butte

The trail was a winter wonderland in May! A surprise snowfall the night before made this one of my favorite hikes all year! Spikes were…

Short and Sassy

This is a fairly direct, shorter, but challenging hike, with an amazing view worth every step higher.  I did this one today with my daughter…

Pain Butte

I started my hike at 11:30 AM with my dog Jack.  It was a very nice and sunny day.  The temperature could not have been…

Our version of social distancing

Beautiful view up top despite the pounding wind and deep snow. Bring plenty of layers. Also sank in the snow at times up to my…

Black Butte Wives Tale

The old Central Oregon wives tale; if you can still see the snow on Black Butte it’s too early to plant your garden. Today was…

Black Butte

Beautiful day, was very glad to get in this hike before all the state parks close. Trail was a bit icy. Our group could’ve used…

Black Butte Hike

It’s been quite a while since I hiked Black Butte, but it was just as awesome as I remembered! The weather wasn’t perfect, but the…

Black Butte Butt Kicker

Although it was short it sure was a butt kicker! Very dusty, happy to have been up & down before 11am!

Great Sunday Morning

Nice, moderate Sunday morning hike. We started just after 11 and summited around noon. The wind was a bit much at the summit, but luckily…

Sunrise on Black Butte

We left Camp Sherman at 4:30 am to summit Black Butte for sunrise. It was dark, cold and clear. Our group included my 7 year…